Schultz misses the cut at Booz Allen

June 11, 2005|by TIM KOELBLE

BETHESDA, Md. - Hagerstown's Dirk Schultz had his fair share of birdies Friday in the second round of the Booz Allen Classic on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club.

However, four bogies and one double bogey overcame four birdies and Schultz missed the cut with a second straight 3-over-par 74 that left him with a two-day 148, six over par and off the cut that was at 1-under par.

Schultz, who had to begin the day completing his first round with four holes, started his second round on No. 10, birdied the 187-yard par-3 12th hole and was still in contention to make the cut until the double bogey on the 407-yard fifth hole slammed the door.

He encountered bogies on 13 and 14 and then birdied 15 to stay at par for the round and only three shots off the projected cut at the time.


"I got off to a good start and had the birdie on 12," Schultz said. "I thought I still had a good chance making the turn. But I pulled my drive on No. 5 and that was pretty much it."

Schultz had driving difficulties off the tee, hitting 50 percent of fairways and 44 percent of greens in regulation.

"The rough was thick and you had to get a break," Schultz said. "You try to make birdies and I got shortsided just missing some fairways."

Nonetheless, the Black Rock professional will watch the weekend play at home.

"Overall I was happy with a 74-74," Schultz said. "The Blue Course is nothing to sneeze at."

- Tim Koelble

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