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Daniel Summerhays hangs on to make the cut for U.S. Open weekend

After a fast start in Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Daniel Summerhays hung on for dear life and made the cut to play the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

The former BYU all-American, who lives in Fruit Heights, fired an even-par 72, which left him at 1-over-par 145 right on the cut line, in a tie for 54th place. The low 60 scores plus ties are eligible to play on the weekend.

Summerhays began with three birdies on the front nine at holes, at 2, 6 and 9, before making his first bogey of the day at the par-4 11th hole. Then he found trouble with a double-bogey 6 at the par-4 15th hole to fall back to even par. But he was able to par the final three holes and stay at 1-over par for the tournament.

Several of the world’s best golfers did not make the cut, including Adam Scott (147), Henrik Stenson (147), Bubba Watson (148), Rory McIlroy (149), Jimmy Walker (150), Jason Day (154) and former Masters champ Danny Willet, who withdrew after an opening-round 81.