Hilton Head Island (U.S.): Arjun Atwal broke the jinx after a long time, when he made his first cut in five starts with a one-under 70 in the second round of the Verizon Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links.

Atwal, at five-under 137, is now tied 16th and may well have been inside the top-10 but for two late bogeys on the 15th and 16th that pulled him down.

Meanwhile, Daniel Chopra missed the cut with an even par 71 that saw him finish at 145 and three off the cut line.

Furyk in lead

Jim Furyk took a two-shot lead with a huge 56-foot birdie putt on the 18th to go 11-under.

He was followed by Aaron Baddeley (67), Brian Gay (67), Duffy Waldorf (68) and first-round leader Vaughn Taylor (70).

Atwal, who had a great day off the tee with 100 per cent accuracy, birdied the second, fifth and 11th hole with a bogey in between on third.

He was going fine, when he struck back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th to fall to even par. A birdie on the last brought him back under par on a day when he needed 27 putts, just as he did on the first day.

Daniel Chopra had two birdies and two bogeys, the latter coming on his final two holes.

Earlier Baddeley, who had a triple bogey in his round, closed with three birdies and an eagle in his final five holes.

The eagle came at the 18th, when a perfect shot from about 160 yards hit the green and bounced into the hole.

Later Furyk's long putt hit the flagstick and went in, but for a birdie. Ernie Els shot a 67 and stands seven shots behind Furyk. PTI

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