Choi falls to 19th in 2nd round at Mizuno Open

Jay Choi in his quest to qualify for next month’s British Open, faltered somewhat as he shot 10 shot’s higher with a 76 in his second round. Jay round consisted of 2 bogie’s on the front nine giving him a 38. The back nine was a roller coaster with a bogey at 12, a double bogey at 14 followed by a birdie on 15, a bogey on 16 and a good birdie on 18 giving him a 76.

The Mizuno Open is an important tournament because Mizuno has 4 exemption’s available for the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George in Sandwich, England. To win an exemption Jay will have to finish in the top 4 of the Mizuno Open. If one of the top 4 are already exempted for the Open then the next in line will get the exemption. Jay would love to play in his second major and especially the British Open. His first major was the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008.

Jay will regroup and be prepared for the third round, known as “moving day”. He will work hard to move up the leader board to put him in a position to challenge in the final round. Jay and Ryo Ishikawa the talented 18 year old from Japan will be paired in the third round.

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