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Mike Weir makes U.S. Open cut; Jay Don Blake doesn't

Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 12:03 a.m. MDT

Mike Weir, of Canada, looks over his notes with his caddie on the 12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel, AP) Mike Weir, of Canada, looks over his notes with his caddie on the 12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel, AP)

Mike Weir had a roller-coaster round Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open after barely surviving the cut in the morning when 68 players finished their second rounds.

Weir, who lives in Sandy, shot a second-round 76 to finish right on the cut-line at 148 after making two birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey on his final eight holes in the morning. He kept up his inconsistent play in the afternoon, with three more birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey for a 5-over-par 75.

That left him in a tie for 55th place at 223 among the 73 players who made the cut. For Sunday's final round, Weir will tee off at 8:01 MDT with Alistair Presnell.

Earlier Saturday morning, St. George's Jay Don Blake finished up his second round with a triple bogey, a birdie and a bogey on his final seven holes to finish with an 80 and a two-day total of 154. Blake, who was the oldest player in the tournament, missed the cut by six shots.

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