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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Popular Ishikawa misses the cut
For all the fanfare Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa received this week with his Sony sponsor’s exemption, if you didn’t see the 20-year-old play Thursday and Friday, you’re out of luck.
Ishikawa followed up his opening round of 71 with a 70 on Friday to miss the cut by two shots. He needed a birdie-eagle finish to survive through the weekend, but had to settle for par-birdie.
The Japan Tour player had plenty of media following him around this week. He just couldn’t live up to all the advance billing.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM First-round leader Graham DeLaet teed off during Friday’s second round, in which he shot a 2-over 72. He sits at 5-under 135, five strokes behind second-round leader Matt Every, heading into the weekend.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Stewart Cink signed autographs after finishing his round of 66 on Friday. After opening the tournament with an even-par 70 on Thursday, Cink is at 4-under 136 at the Sony Open’s halfway point.