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Stephen Curry shoots 74 again at Ellie Mae Classic, misses cut

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Stephen Curry shot 4-over 74 on Friday -- his second consecutive 74 -- at the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic, but it wasn't enough to extend his debut in a professional golf event into the weekend.

He missed the cut by 11 shots against professional golfers who are one notch below the PGA Tour, although the two-time NBA MVP for the Golden State Warriors looked respectable.

Stephen Curry.
Curry opened with a 74 on Thursday at TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He shot a 74 again on Friday to finish tied for 148th.

He bogeyed two of the first three holes on Friday and shot a 39 on a three-hour front nine before picking up his play on the back nine. He made five straight pars and birdied No. 14, but he played the final three holes at plus-1 with two bogeys and a birdie (helped by a 12-foot putt) on No. 17.

Curry said his nerves were much better Friday. He finished ahead of four players, while the 66 players who shot 3-under or better advanced to weekend play.

Stanford alum Andrew Yun shot a 62 on Friday and finished the two rounds at 8-under 127 for sole possession of the lead. Fellow American Brandon Harkins is two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.

Curry's statistics over the two days mostly ranked on the lower end of the 156-player field.

The All-Star point guard was tied for 121st in driving distance (293.5 yards) and tied for 147th in both driving accuracy (50 percent) and greens in regulation (47.2 percent). His 58 total putts -- a mark that didn't include a three-putt in the first round -- were tied for 91st.

Overall, Curry played the par-3 holes in plus-3, the par-4s in plus-5 and the par-5s at even.

Not much was expected of Curry, who last year played in the pro-am at the PGA Tour's season opener in Napa, California. The Ellie Mae Classic field included players who have competed in majors this year and seven players who have won on the PGA Tour.

The Associated Press and ESPN's Michael Collins and Stats & Information contributed to this report.

Source: http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/20251732/stephen-curry-shoots-74-again-ellie-mae-classic-misses-cut

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