The long wait for his tee time, delayed by a weather disturbance, did not do well for Miguel Tabuena whose US Open debut Friday ended in disappointment.
Tabuena, 21, did not hit his first ball until 24 hours later from what should have been a Thursday start that was cancelled by a steady rain. Because of this, he and several other players were forced to play two rounds Friday.
The Filipino golf star, who is third in ranking in the Asian Tour Order of Merit, and had visions of making a statement in one of the world’s toughest tests in golf, failed to rise to the occasion as he put together one of the worst 36-hole scores in the tournament.
Tabuena opened the tournament with a four-over-par 74, a decent score that put him near the middle of the 156-player field. But his second round went south as he shot a 10-over-par 80. With a two-round total of 154, 14 over par, Tabuena will have a short US Open appearance. He is tied for 146th. (DING MARCELO)