Rare missed cut for Matt Fitzpatrick in Spain

Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut for only the second time this season as his Andalucia Masters campaign was ended after the second round.

By Liam Hoden
Thursday, 27 June, 2019, 23:30
Matt Fitzpatrick sends the ball towards the eighth hole during the second round of the Andalucia Masters

The Sheffield golfer improved on Friday but could still only manage a level par 71 to leave him at +3 for the tournament.

With the cut set at two over par, Fitzpatrick’s early exit was confirmed – his first since the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.

For the majority of the round, just as he did on Thursday, Fitzpatrick delivered solid golf to card pars on 14 holes.

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But his birdies came only after bogeys to deny him the progress he needed to take him into the weekend.

He finished the day 11 shots behind runaway leader Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa who sits four clear of a four-man chasing pack which features tournament host Sergio Garcia.