Honolulu (Hawaii): Arjun Atwal fired an eagle on his starting hole and Daniel Chopra had a quadruple bogey on the first, but in the end both missed the cut after the second day of the Sony Open in Hawaii. (Agencies)
Atwal had rounds 70 and 71 for a 36-hole total of 141, while Chopra carded 71 and 74 for 145. The cut came at one-under 139 at the Waialae Country Club here.
This was the first event of the season for Atwal, as also for Chopra, who after missing out on a full card is likely to get a few starts plus some invites.
Atwal had two birdies and three bogeys in the first round, and then in the second round he had an eagle on 10th, from where he started. He was two-under through 11 holes till he ran into a trio of bogeys from third to fifth and then another on eighth. A birdie on ninth was not enough.
Chopra had eventful first round with four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in 71. In the second round he had four birdies, four bogeys and a quadruple.
Matt Every was in joint lead at the tournament 12-under 198 for three rounds. He shared the lead with veteran Jeff Maggert. Every had rounds of 66, 64 and 68, while Maggert shot 69, 65 and 64.
Charles Howell III, who has had five finishes in the top five at the Sony Open, gave himself another opportunity with a 66. He was in the group at 10-under 200.
Pebble Beach winner, D A Points shot 64 and was another shot back, while the large group at 8-under 202 included Steve Stricker, winner of the Hyundai Champions event last week.
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board will soon set up an inquiry panel to probe into the spot-fixing scandal that last year led to the ban and jail terms of three players -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.
PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has made it clear that the board had not given up on conducting its own inquiry into the spot-fixing scandal.
"We will soon set up the panel because we want to know ourselves what happened and why this scandal took place. We don't want a repeat of such a shameful episode again,"
Ashraf maintained that the board would take whatever measures necessary to not allow a repeat of the scandal.
"If that means taking very strong action against anyone we will do it and even the players must not feel bad about it. Because nothing is greater than the image of the country which suffered a lot because of the scandal," he said on Sunday.
Ashraf said that the board didn't want the players mixing with any shady or suspicious characters like Mazhar Majeed.
"We don't want another Mazhar Majeed close to our team, that is why the security officer of the team has been given specific instructions to enforce the code of conduct in the series against England in the UAE."
Asked about the allegations made by bookie Majeed, who has also been jailed with the three players for spot fixing, Ashraf asked how much credence could one give to him.
Ashraf also outlined that the board soon planned to move a resolution for enforcing a system where assets of players are checked at regular intervals.
"There might be some legal complications involved in enforcing this system but we will find a solution to it," he added.
The PCB chief was also candid on the issue of appointing a new head coach, insisting that the board didn't need to seek the views of players while taking its decision.
Media reports have suggested that some players in the national team are not happy with plans to appoint Australian Dav Whatmore as the new coach.
Honolulu (Hawaii): Arjun Atwal fired an eagle on his starting hole and Daniel Chopra had a quadruple bogey on the first, but in the end both missed the cut after the second day of the Sony Open in Hawaii.