Isban just misses final cut after great day at Western Am

Cole Isban made a birdie on 18 to just make the cut after round two of the 105th Western Amateur on Thursday.

On Friday, Isban knew he had to play a lot better to go from 49th to the top 16 in order to qualify for Saturday's Match Play round.

Isban did play a lot better. In his two Friday rounds, he shot a 67 and a 71, but it just wasn't enough.

He finished in 18th place after 4 rounds, two spots and two strokes behind the Match Play cut at Point O Woods in Benton Harbor.

Isban's 4-round total was 282 after rounds of 71, 73, 67, and 71. He needed a 280 to make it.

20-year-old Lucas Lee took the medalist honors, shooting a 65 and 71 on Friday. His 4-day total of 270 edged out Alex Prugh by one stroke.

The leader after the first two rounds, 18-year-old Ricky Fowler, finished 3rd after rounds of 65 and 75 on Friday.

The nation’s top amateur golfers are competing in the 105th Western Amateur championship, with the remaining 16 qualifying for Match Play on Saturday. The championship match will be held on Sunday.

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