Round up: Harrington misses US Open; Challenge Tour;; Seniors
Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington

PGA Tour — Padraig Harrington's run of negative results in majors will extend to seven next week when he misses the US Open for the second year running.

The Dubliner 43, shot a level par 70 in the second round of the FedEx St Jude Championship to miss the cut by four shots when he needed a win to make the Top 60 in the world who qualified from Sunday's world rankings.

Graeme McDowell is safely into the field for Chambers Bay but has other problems to solve after missing the cut by eight strokes following rounds of 76 and 73..

Harrington has now failed to qualify or failed to make the weekend in a major since he finished 54th behind Phil Mickelson in the 2013 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Since then he's missed the cut in the 2013 US PGA, failed to qualify for the 2014 Masters and US Open, missed the cut in the 2014 Open, the 2014 US PGA and the 2015 Masters before failing to qualify for the US Open.

As for the FedEx St Jude Classic, Brooks Koepka (64-67) leads by one from Austin Cook on nine under with Phil Mickelson (68-69) tied 22nd on three under. Tour — Power five back

Seamus Power is five shots off the lead with four holes of his second round to complete in the rain-delayed Rust-Oleum Championship in Ohio.
The West Waterford man, who had opened with a four under 67, had one birdie and one bogey on his front nine and five pars to start the journey home when play was suspended.
He's tied for 30th behind Dawie van der Walt. who shot a one-under 70 on Friday morning for a share of the 36-hole lead with Dustin Bray (66), Shane Bertsch (65) and Peter Malnati, who has played 16 holes. Scores
Heavy thunderstorms moved into the Cleveland area shortly after noon and ultimately caused two delays that totaled 4 hours, 20 minutes. Darkness eventually halted play at 8:30 p.m. with 72 players, including Power, still to complete their second rounds Lakewood Country Club.
Play will resume on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Taco Remkes. Picture: Getty Images

Taco Remkes. Picture: Getty Images

Challenge Tour — McGee best of the Irish

Dutchman Taco Remkes and Dane Jeff Winther were tied at the top at the halfway stage of the KPMG Trophy in Belgium, on a day when Frenchman Charles-Edouard Russo set a new course record.

Russo signed for a flawless eight under par 64 in the morning, before Remkes and Winther went one better than his nine under par total with rounds of 67 and 69 respectively in the afternoon.

Remkes, 30, had an eagle, six birdies and three bogeys, while Winther birdied the last two holes to move into a share of top spot at Golf de Pierpont.

Rosapenna's Ruaidhri McGee (70) is the best of the Irish, five off the pace on five under with Gareth Shaw (73) seven off the lead. Stephen Grant and David Rawluk made the cut on one over but Cian Curley and Mick McGeady missed out.

Round 2 scores:
134 T Remkes (Ned) 67 67, J Winther (Den) 65 69
135 C Russo (Fra) 71 64; 136 G Boyd  (Eng) 67 69; 139 Ruaidhri McGee (Irl) 69 70; 141 Gareth Shaw (Nir) 68 73; 143 Richard Kilpatrick (Nir) 70 73; 145 Stephen Grant  (Irl) 74 71,  David Rawluk (Irl) 75 70.

Cut - 150 Cian Curley (Irl) 76 74; 154 Mick McGeady (Irl) 82 72

Peter Fowler

Peter Fowler

European Senior Tour - Walton chasing Fowler

Peter Fowler stepped up his bid for back-to-back Senior Tour titles by moving into a one stroke lead at the halfway stage of the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship.
Continuing the fine form which led to his fourth Senior victory in Jersey last week, the Australian, who celebrated his 56th birthday on Tuesday, edged ahead of England’s Carl Mason on seven under par with a second round 67 at Close House in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Frenchman Jean Pierre Sallat added a level par round of 71 to his opening 68 to remain on three under, with Ireland’s Philip Walton and England’s Philip Golding are a further shot back at two under par, five off the lead.
135 P Fowler (Aus) 68 67; 136 C Mason (Eng) 68 68; 139 J Sallat (Fra) 68 71; 140 P Golding (Eng) 72 68, P Walton (Irl) 70 70; 146 R Rafferty (Nir) 73 73; 148 J Heggarty (Nir) 74 74; 149 D Smyth (Irl) 75 74; 151 D O'Sullivan (Irl) 77 74.