Miguel Tabuena misses Sony Open cut
Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines added a 3-over-par 73 to his opening 71 Friday (Saturday in Manila) and missed the halfway cut by five strokes in his PGA Tour debut in the $5.5 million Sony Open in Honolulu.
Tabuena, 17, one of five players given sponsorship exemptions, had a 36-hole total of 144, five off the cut pegged at 1-under 139. Matt Every of the US grabbed the lead by two strokes at 10-under 130 with rounds of 66-64.
Every closed with three straight birdies, giving him a two-shot lead over Carl Pettersson (67) and David Hearn, who kept the Canadian presence on the leaderboard with his second straight 66.
Brendon de Jonge shot 62 and Pat Perez was solid again with a 67 to finish three shots behind, along with Doug LaBelle, a Monday qualifier at the Sony Open for the third time.
Steve Stricker made double bogey from a bad lie in a bunker that stalled his momentum. He had to settle for a 69 and was five shots back.
Every made news in 2010 when he was arrested and jailed on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. He was suspended for three months, returning in time for the last event, leaving him little hope of keeping his card.