Smith in danger of missing Aussie cut

(AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) British Open champion Cameron Smith was in danger of missing a chance to add the Australian Open title to his tournament victory total this year.

Smith was sitting at 2-over par, one shot outside the projected halfway cut line when the afternoon groups teed off in the second round of the combined men's and women's championships at Victoria and Kingston Heath golf clubs on Friday.

Smith was frustrated with his second-round 1-over 73 at Victoria after failing to take his chances on the fast greens in the calm morning conditions. And he's clearly fatigued by a long year in which he was crowned the Open champion at St Andrews in July and added the Australian PGA title at Royal Queensland last week.


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