U.S. Open: UofL senior makes Open cut

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Louisville senior Derek Fathauer shot a 2-over 73 for the second straight day Friday to make the cut in the U.S. Open as the top amateur after rounds.

Fathauer, 22, had four birdies and six bogeys and heads into Saturday's third round in a tie for 35th. Of the 11 amateurs playing in this week's major, Fathauer led the three that made the cut.

The Jensen Beach, Fla., native finds himself in good company at 4-over 146. Among those with the same two-round score are Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.

Fathauer will be the only player with Kentucky connections playing this weekend.

Former University of Kentucky golfer J.B. Holmes shot a 4-over 75 in the second round and was one shot away from making the cut. Second-round leader Stuart Appleby nailed a 45-foot birdie on the 18th hole to move the cut line from 8 over to 7 over and send Holmes home.

Holmes also shot a 75 on Thursday, when he had four bogeys and shot a 40 on the back nine.

Fellow ex-Cat Steve Flesch's 10-over 81 put him at 17 over for the tournament. Flesch started the day with two straight double bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 and added a triple bogey on the 16th before racking up five more bogeys on the front nine.