SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson native Michael Thompson's hopes of qualifying for the WGC Accenture Match Play Tournament evaporated when he failed to make the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Thompson, a Rincon-University High School grad ('03), shot a one-over par 72 in the second round on Friday to post a two-day score of one-under. The cut however came in at four-under.
UA grad Ricky Barnes ('03) finished plus-five missing his second cut in as many weeks.
Phil Mickelson birdied the ninth hole a day too late and missed a chance to break the PGA Tour's 36-hole scoring record when he finished with a double bogey after driving into the water.
Mickelson followed his opening 60 with a 65 on Friday to reach 17-under 125, a stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and matched by David Toms at Colonial in 2011.
Mickelson tied the Phoenix Open record set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.
A day after missing a chance for a 59 when his 25-foot putt on the ninth caught the right edge, curled 180 degrees and stayed out, Mickelson hit to 4 feet and rolled the downhill putt into the center of the cup.
Bill Haas was second, four strokes back.
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David Kelly contributed to this story.