Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley will have to shoot the lights out to make the 54-hole cut in the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.
As Retief Goosen shot a 64 at Pebble Beach to lead by two shots from Dustin Johnson on 12-under par, Harrington missed a five footer for birdie at the storied 18th to card a one-over 73 that left him five shots outside the top 60 and ties on three-over par.
Harrington, though, is not giving up.
Looking at Goosen's 64 on the scoreboard, he said: "It gives you hope. I don't quite need 64, but it would be nice to shoot that."
Playing alongside his close friend, McGinley had two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine before unravelling in alarming fashion over the closing holes of a six-hour marathon round to sign for a disappointing 77 that left him on five-over.
After a bogey at the par three 12th, McGinley then bogeyed the 15th and 16th before pulling his tee shot at the long, par-three-17th into the hazard to run up a double bogey five.
While Harrington took just 27 putts compared to 37 in the first round, he had little luck on the greens and bogeyed three of the four short holes.
The highlights of his round come at the eighth and tenth, where he hit iron shots close to the flag for birdies that got him back to level par for the day after bogeys at the par-three fifth and seventh.
He then bogeyed the short 12th and par four 13th to slip to four over again and while he picked up a shot at the par-five 14th with a precise wedge, he couldn't make any further in roads on par over the closing holes.
In the pro-am section, Harrington and JP McManus combined to card a 67 for an eight under par total that leaves them tied 82nd with only the top 25 teams qualifying for the final round.
McGinley and Dermot Desmond had a 68 to share 117th on six-under. McGinley and Harrington will tee it up at Spyglass Hill in the third round.