National Basketball Association superstar Stephen Curry was understandably proud of his efforts after shooting back-to-back 74s on a Web.com Tour debut he described as a "dream come true". His 8-over par for two days work was 11 shots off the cut line and he finished tied for 148th in a field of 156, but there was no way this wasn't a total triumph for Curry.
Despite putting up superb numbers for someone making their first pro golf appearance, and especially someone who's one of the NBA's biggest stars, Curry missed the cut and will not move on to the third round Saturday at the TPC Stonbrae in Hayward, Calif.
But he showed plenty of promise with birdies on two of the par fives and a two on the par-3 sixth hole. Fellow American Brandon Harkins is two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.
Curry told golfweek.com, "If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round, I'd take that all day everyday". "After how [Thursday] went, I'm extremely proud of backing that up with another solid round because it could have gone either way".
Curry's other playing partner, Stephan Jaeger, shot 67. If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round I'd take that all day, every day.
Curry is now tied for 142nd place in a field of 154, 11 shots off the pace set by first-round leader Nicholas Thompson who shot a seven under par round of 63.
"I obviously thank Ellie Mae and the Web.com for giving me this opportunity because it was a dream come true for sure".
"Clearly, he is [a good golfer]", Zach Johnson said. That particular skill seemed to translate well on the golf course on Thursday. Someone said they shoot pretty low there often, but it doesn't matter.
Curry also, somehow, managed to hit one of his patented long drives - straight into a golf cart cup holder.