GOLF: Landry moves up 21 places; Arnaud still in hunt

Published 3:37 pm Saturday, June 2, 2018

Andrew Landry climbed 21 places up the leaderboard with a 68 Saturday in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial Tournament, while Michael Arnaud also posted a 68 to keep his hopes alive in the Tour Rex Hospital Open.

Landry reeled off eight birdies on Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio, to move into a tied for 48th in a good round that would have been spectacular if not for a double bogey and two bogeys.

The Port Neches-Groves ex made bogey on his first hole, and double bogey on the par-3, fourth, but other than that was near flawless. After making the cut on the number at even par 144, he stands at four-under 212.

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He had birdies at the par-4, second; the par-4, third; the par-5, fifth; the par-5, seventh and the par-3, ninth. On the back he had birdies at the par-4, 14th, the par-5, 15th and the par-4, 17th.

Lamar ex Dawie van der Walt, also in the event, shot his third consecutive round in the 60s and is tied for 36th. He’s at 205 after rounds of 69-68-69.

Arnaud, meanwhile, did all his damage on the front nine of the TPC course Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina. He had birdies at the par-4, third, the par-5, fourth and the par-4, eight. Other than that, he had 15 pars on the way to shooting 33-35 for his 68 and a 54-hole total of 204.

The West Orange-Stark ex is tied for 17th, seven shots off the lead of Michael Johnson, who shot 65 for 197.