He had a bad day off the tee but Seamus Power's iron play and putting helped him card a three under 69 and remain tied for second, just two shots off the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi.
The 29-year old West Waterford man opened with a 65 to trail Kevin Streelman by two shots. And while he hit just three of 14 fairways at the Country Club on Jackson on Friday compared to 11 of 14 on Thursday, he made four birdies and just one bogey to make his first cut just his second PGA Tour start to share second with Greg Owen on 10 under par.
Power is ranked second for strokes gained putting and combined with his strong iron play, he will be hoping to continue creating chances over the weekend.
He's two shots behind fellow Web.com Tour graduate Grayson Murray who made eight birdies in a 65 to lead on 12 under par.
The 23-year old said: "We practice to get in this position. We don't practice to make cuts, we practice to win golf tournaments. I know I have the game to win a golf tournament."
Graham DeLaet (69), Brandon Hagy (68), Lucas Glover (69) and Trey Mullinax (70) are tied for fourth on nine under and with 13 players within four shots of the lead, Murray knows he's going to have to play well.
"There's a lot of good players, there's a lot of birdies to be made on this course," said Murray, an Arizona State graduate who finished 18th in his first season the Web.com Tour to earn his PGA Tour card.
"But there's also some bogeys if you're not in the fairways. So just keep it in the short grass, give myself as many chances as I have done on the first two days."