After a mesmerizing second round at The Open, former Duke Golf star Kevin Streelman struggled in the final two rounds to post a under par score.
Kevin Streelman was tied with a handful of others for the lowest Second Round score at The Open Championship from Royal Portrush, after a six-over First Round he carded a six-under Second Round.
Streelman made the +1 cut with an even score but despite his momentum coming off the course on Friday, he was not able to carry it into the weekend.
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In the Third Round, a birdie on the 2nd hole, Streelman then bogeyed the next two holes, followed by a birdie at No. 7, but a double-bogey following that set the tone for the rest of the round.
On the back nine Saturday, Streelman bogeyed No. 10 and No. 16 before a birdie at No. 17 to head to the clubhouse with a three-over, 74, in the Third Round.
With the leaders not close to the former Blue Devil on the leaderboard, it was all about positioning and trying to get back to under-par for Streelman in the Final Round, but poor weather conditions factored in with a number of players posting good scores.
Tee times were pushed up to try and avoid some of the harsh weather but the rain still found the players at Royal Portrush.
It was an up-and-down for Kevin Streelman as he pared the first four holes, followed by a bogey at No. 5, birdie at No. 7, and bogey at No. 9.
The back nine was when things got really crazy for Streelman, he bogeyed No. 10 and No. 11, then birdied three of the next four hole before one more bogey at No. 17 to finish with a one-over, 72.
For The Open, Kevin Streelman finish at +4 and T57 along side Ashton Turner, Thorbjorn Olesen, Paul Casey, Adam Hadwin, and Graeme McDowell.
Shane Lowry of Ireland was able to win The Open in his home country with a final score of -15, winning by six strokes.
The next stop on the PGA Tour is at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee starting on Thursday, July 25 although the field has not been finalized yet.
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