With another day of perfect conditions at Dakota Dunes Golf Links, the second round was a shootout. I played a solid round from tee to green, but my putting held me back this week. I shot -3, 69 in the second round for a -5 total for the two days. I made two pars on my last two holes, but blew a really strong birdie chance at the last. When I signed my scorecard, I was inside the cut line and felt safe. As the day went on however, the cut moved to -6 and remained there. I missed the cut by one shot. Despite the bad breaks that are inevitable for most players any given week, I should have been able to get closer to the lead this week. I am proud of how I adapted quickly to a terrible warm up prior to the first round. I was hitting viciously hard hooks on the driving range, a shot I rarely struggle with. I decided I’d hit weak but controlled pull cuts for the first few holes to keep the ball in play and build momentum. That responsive decision and swing trust led to many birdie opportunities and a chance to make a paycheck. Unfortunately, that paycheck won’t come this week, but with three competitive rounds totaling -11 in the past five days, I’m definitely on the right trajectory. I’ll be traveling to Edmonton today for the next PGA Tour Canada Monday qualifier in 2 days.