Struggles Continue for McQuillan

A week off does not seem to have done a lot to help the fortunes of PGA Tour rookie Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario.

On the heels of missed cuts at the Bob Hope Classic and the Farmer’s Insurance Open the 29-year old is facing the distinct possibility of another Sunday off this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

McQuillan opened play on Thursday at Spyglass Hill GC with a 76 and matched that number on Friday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. He looked to be making a comeback on his opening nine as he reached one under par for the day early on but struggled coming home, posting a 40 on his back nine.

“He is looking a little tentative out there,” said his father, Mark, by phone on Thursday night. The elder McQuillan and his wife, Donna, have been at the tournament all week to see their son in PGA Tour action for the first time. “I think he just needs to get a little confidence and he’ll be fine. He’s swinging well; he just seems a little more fidgety than normal,” added Mark.

McQuillan still has some faint hope to make the cut but he will likely need his lowest round on the PGA Tour to date (he shot 65 in the opening round of the Bob Hope) and some help from the field. The projected cut sits at even par as play begins on Saturday and may move lower, meaning McQuillan’s next PGA Tour round will more than likely be in a couple weeks as he is not in the field for the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles next week.

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