Carnoustie, Scotland-----One-time San Jose State University star Arron Oberholser fired an even par 71 and made the 36-hole cut at the 136th British Open Championship.
The two-time All-American for the Spartan golf teams of the mid-90’s had two birdies in his first four holes and finished with two bogeys over his last four holes. The even par total was his best 18 holes in a British Open championship.
Oberholser has a two-over par 144 total and is tied for 31st place heading into third-round action on July 21. He trails Sergio Garcia of Spain, the championship leader, by eight strokes.
This year’s British Open marks the first time Oberholser will play the final 36 holes. In last year’s British Open, his first as a professional, he missed the cut by five strokes.
In the first two 'major' championships of the season, Oberholser finished 58h at the Masters and missed the cut at the U.S. Open.
Since turning pro in 1998, he has finished in the top-20 at a major championship’ four times in nine events.
ABC-TV provides live coverage of third and fourth round play. July 21 coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. (EDT). Final-round coverage on July 22 starts at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).
Live scoring is available at www.opengolf.com.