Friday morning at the 2012 U.S. Open found a number of players struggling to better their scores on the incredibly arduous Lakes course at the Olympic Club, though a few of the contenders that were out this morning made up some ground including Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk.
McDowell, Furyk and Sergio Garcia were the USGA's featured pairing on Friday morning, and they certainly made the most of their TV time. McDowell had four birdies on his card this morning, including three on his front nine. He struggled through the tough stretch of the 1st-6th holes with three bogies though, finishing his round with a 72 to put him in a tie for 10th.
As for Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champ, he was steady throughout the day, posting a pair of birdies an a pair of bogies en route to a second round 69 to leave him at 1-under for the week.
Blake Adams had the hottest round on the course today, dropping four birdies in a five hole stetch from 7-11 and another on the par-3 13th to move himself into red numbers for the week. Ernie Els is doing his best as well, currently sitting one under for his round today and 4-over for the week.
The cut line is currently sitting around +8, but could move back as the day goes on.
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