After shooting an 82 on Thursday morning, Kyle Stanley bounced back to shoot a 69 on Saturday in round two of the Open Championship at Muirfield Links in Scotland; though he is still most likely to miss the cut.
Stanley avoided the big mistakes that plagued him in round one; finishing with just two bogeys on the day, and zero double bogeys or higher. He didn't bogey a single hole on the front nine and birdied the third and fifth holes, leading to a score at the turn of 34. That was 12 strokes better than the opening Thursday, when he had five bogeys; four of those double or higher.
The Gig Harbor native stayed hot after the turn, birdying the 11th, but gave that back with a bogey on No. 15. He would do the same on the final two holes, birdying the par five 17th but bogeying No. 18 to finish with a 35 on the back nine and a 69 overall.
Stanley now sits at +9 for the tournament, sitting in 93rd place. The current projected cut is +7, so Stanley will need a borderline miracle in order to advance to the third and final rounds of the championship.