Seamus Power is inching ever closer to securing his PGA Trip card for next season after easily making the halfway cut in the Quicken Loans National with a T20 position.
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Power commemorated his 21st event of his 2017/18 season, adding a level par 70 to his opening 66 to be just five shots off the lead at four-under par heading to the weekend rounds on the TPC Potomac course in Potomac, Maryland.The West Waterford golfer, lying 119th on the FedEx Cup points table, is simply one shot behind Tiger Woods, who shot a 65, and only 5 behind the leading trio of Beau Hossler (66 ), Brian Gay (64) and Ryan Armour (65) at nine-under par.'
Italy's Francesco Molinari (65 ), and winner of the current BMW PGA Championship, in addition to American Billy Horschel (68) are next best on eight under.Power kick-started
his round holing an 11-foot putt for birdie however then dropped chance ats 4 and 9 but then after six guideline pars holed a 20-footer for birdie at the par-4 16th."It's been a good 2 days though I didn't much on the greens today,"stated Power after his round." The good idea is I am in decent shape for the weekend and ideally no more than 5 or six behind.""My video game is occurring and it's not precisely
where I would desire it as I am still hitting some loose shots I don't like, but it's arriving." The 31-year old Irishman has now made the halfway cut in 11 of his 21 occasions this year including now three in succession though Power hopefully will not, in the end-of-sesaon bigger picture, come to rue a horror early season recession in missing out on four cuts on the bounce.It is why Power has actually revealed he did not look for an invite into next week's Irish Open as he is more focussed in wrapping-up his Trip card for the 2018/19 season by finishing inside the top-115."No, I'm not playing the Irish Open as I need to concentrate on my card here in the United States"he stated. "If I remained in good condition and had my card locked-up I would take a look at the Irish Open in a different way so ideally next year I can head back the home of play at Lahinch."