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NBA champion Stephen Curry misses cut on professional golf debut after second straight 74

Golden State Warriors guard falls 11 strokes short of the mark after two rounds at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonbrae in Hayward

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 August, 2017, 12:13pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 August, 2017, 12:39pm

NBA champion Stephen Curry will return to his day job with his head held high after carding a second successive four-over-par 74 on the second-tier Tour on Friday.

Even though Curry missed the cut by 11 strokes at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonbrae in Hayward, the two-handicapper was proud of his performance against the golf professionals.

“To keep it together after a shaky start was a proud moment,” said the Golden State Warriors guard, who has twice won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award.

“To shoot two 74s, I’ll take that. It was nice to keep my composure. Proud to have a consistent effort for 36 holes.”

Although Curry beat only four of the players who completed 36 holes, he was pleased to have avoided the high scores that some had predicted for him.

“I wanted to shoot a few strokes less, but after yesterday I’m extremely proud of backing that up with another solid round because it could have gone either way,” he added.

“It could have been those 80, 90 talks I heard going into the tournament.”

Watch: Stephen Curry picks up a birdie at the Ellie Mae Classic