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Enoch makes cut at British Open, to play with Masters champ

Joe Avento • Updated Jul 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM

Rhys Enoch’s stay at Carnoustie is going to last a couple of more days.

The former East Tennessee State All-American golfer made the cut at the British Open on Friday by firing an even-par 71 at the notoriously difficult course on the East coast of Scotland.

Enoch finished the first two rounds at three over par, making the cut on the number.

“Unbelievable!” he said via text.

Enoch needed to play the final six holes in even par to make the cut and that’s exactly what he did, making six consecutive pars to close his round.

“I tried not to think about it, if I’m honest, until the last and I made the best swing I’ve ever made,” he said.

For his efforts, Enoch will be paired with Masters champion Patrick Reed in Saturday’s third round. They tee off at 9:25 a.m. BST (4:25 a.m. EDT).

“I’ve played with him before, so I’m looking forward to it,” Enoch said.

Reed and Enoch will start the third round nine shots behind co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson. At least 16 major championship winners didn’t make the cut.

Enoch, who missed the cut in his only previous major appearance, the 2014 British Open, had seven birdies and 10 bogeys in the first two rounds. He is the first former ETSU golfer to make the cut at a major since Rhys Davies finished tied for 62nd in the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Davies also made the cut in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach that year.

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