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Gallacher misses cut before 1st Ryder Cup

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup.

Lowry didn’t drop a shot as he moved to 9-under 133, one shot ahead of Joost Luiten (69) and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts.

Gallacher failed to recover from his opening round of 78 at Celtic Manor, with his 70 leaving him five shots below the cut line.

Gallacher says “I was trying maybe a wee bit too hard yesterday and teeing up thinking too much about next week, whereas today I was a lot more focused.”

Fellow Ryder Cup player Lee Westwood nearly missed the cut but birdied two of his closing four holes for a 69 to sit nine shots behind Lowry.

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