HUMBLE, Texas — The 36-hole cut at the Shell Houston Open left
90 players in the field for Saturday’s third round. Only once (91, 1981
Travelers Championship) have more than 90 players made a 36-hole cut in a
With more than 78 players making the initial cut, a secondary cut was needed after Round 3 — again, to the low 70 and ties.
Among those missing the secondary cut were FedExCup No. 3 Kyle
Stanley and Texas native Justin Leonard. Stanley made the initial cut on
the number (2-under 142) but posted a 3-over 75 in Round 3 to fall
below the line. Leonard was at 3 under after 36 holes but was one of
five players to post a score in the 80s Saturday to eliminate themselves
from Sunday’s final round.
Padraig Harrington (74), Charley Hoffman (75) and Robert Allenby (78) were among the others to miss the secondary cutline.
Miguel Angel Carballo (1-under 215) was the only player to make the
cut on the number and will start Sunday at 70th on the leaderboard.