The Loop

Fujikawa Misses Cut Despite Double Eagle on Final Hole

September 07, 2007

Hawaiian teenager Tadd Fujikawa missed the cut today at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, but his final shot of the tournament is one he'll remember forever. Fujikawa, 16, finished with a double-eagle 2, hitting a 3-wood that traveled 285 yards and into the hole at the 632-yard, par-5 ninth.

"A happy memory, for sure," he told reporters afterward. "I was pretty sure it would be on the green at least. But I didn't know it would go in the hole. I couldn't see it, but I heard it from the crowd. I could definitely tell it went in. It was pretty nice to finish like that."

It was the only hole where Fujikawa was under par all day. He shot a four-over 75 to finish at 10 over for two rounds and miss the cut by eight strokes.

He described his two rounds in Switzerland as "a really good experience."

"You learn that you need to stay patient out there and you have to trust your shots," Fujikawa said. "For sure you need a lot of experience. This is my third event as a pro and I need more experience to play well, I think."

England's Oliver Wilson is 11 under par (65-66--131) and leads Bradley Dredge of Wales by one shot after 36 holes. Michael Campbell, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Niclas Fasth were among the notables who missed the cut.

--Craig Bestrom