Tough day for Aussie card hopes

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Curtis Luck will not know on which tour he will play until after the tournament.

It was a day of fear for a handful of Australians at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Indiana.

Only two of the six Aussies who hung out at the Victoria National Golf Club went on to the third round, with Curtis Luck among them.

Perth & # 39; s Luck and Sydney & # 39; s Jamie Arnold both missed the equally equal cut by a blow, with both having to push in the final laps to guarantee a PGA Tour card for next year.

But although the miss will be terminal for Arnold & # 39; s hope – he is now expected to finish 35th after the three-week final series, with only 25 to get their tickets during the main tour – it gives Luck more questions than answers.

The Cottesloe member calmly said he would be fine regardless of the outcome, but his projected ranking is 23rd, leaving him with no way of knowing what will happen in the last two rounds with many changes likely to him and behind him on the rankings.

Another Sydneysider, Cam Davis, could not find his first round spark and played a 73 to leave him with three under, 12 shots behind US leader Chris Baker.

Davis needs a finish near the top 10 to return to the PGA Tour, but is currently in a 41st share.

The best news for Australia on day two came thanks to Victorian Brett Coletta, who took shape on his inner nine to play a fine 68 to climb to two and keep his weak chances alive.

Coletta, who came so close to earning his card in the regulation season, must finish in the top six to continue.

Cam Percy and Rhein Gibson, both already PGA Tour-bound, missed the cut to end their season.


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