Liz Nagel wasn’t able to build off the momentum from a strong opening day at the U.S. Women’s Open.
But the DeWitt graduate and former Michigan State golfer managed to stay alive for the final two rounds of the tournament.
Nagel shot a 5-over par 75 in the second round of play from Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania and ended Friday tied for 44th on the leaderboard. She is 3-over for the tournament and made her first career cut in a LPGA Tour event by a stroke.
The 23-year old Nagel, who is in her debut season as a professional and playing in just her second LPGA Tour tournament, birdied four holes and had just one bogey during Thursday’s opening round that she ended in the top 10 of the leaderboard. Nagel birdied two holes Friday, but was hurt by three bogeys and two double bogeys during her round.
All the bogeys came in the first 11 holes for Nagel, who recovered in her final seven Friday by shooting 1-under.
Nagel will be among the first to tee off in Saturday’s third round. She is paired with Kim Kaufman and begins play at 9:19 a.m.
Michigan State golfer Sarah Burnham was also in the U.S. Women’s Open field but missed the cut. Burnham, who is heading into her sophomore year, shot a 74 on Friday and ended her two rounds at 13 over.
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