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Golf roundup: Tony Finau misses chance at course record and is tied for lead at Texas Open

Golf roundup: Tony Finau misses chance at course record and is tied for lead at Texas Open

Tony Finau arrived at the 18th tee with a chance at a course record, but his approach splashed in the water and his bogey dropped him into a second-round tie for the lead with Bud Cauley at the Valero Texas Open on Friday.

A birdie at the par-five final hole would have given Finau a share of the course record, but he settled for a seven-under 65 and is tied with Cauley at 8 under through 36 holes at TPC San Antonio.

Ian Poulter, Europe's Ryder Cup star, missed the cut and lost his fully exempt status on the PGA Tour. He fell about $30,000 short of the required earnings to keep his status through a medical exemption because of a foot injury last year.

Cauley, a...

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