Allred misses cut but teen moves on in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jason Allred missed the cut by four strokes despite an even-par 71 Friday in the second round of the Rex Hospital Open on the Nationwide Tour.

Allred bogeyed the par-4 ninth hole and birdied the par-3 14th to go with 16 pars in a steady outing for the former Ashland High standout on the TPC Wakefield Plantation course.

Allred, who got into the tournament in a Monday qualifier by shooting 61, entered the second round tied for 104th and finished with a two-day 143 total. The cut line was 3-under 139.

John Riegger gained the lead with a second-round 64 to improve to 12-under 130.

High school sophomore Grayson Murray made it to the weekend in the tourney, becoming the second-youngest player to make the cut at a Nationwide Tour event.

The 16-year-old birdied five of his final seven holes and shot a 66 on Friday for a 3-under 139.

Murray, the reigning North Carolina Class 4-A medalist, earned a spot in the tournament by winning the Rex Hospital Junior Invitational.

Another 16-year-old, Jordan Spieth, became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA event. He had a 3-under 137 at the Byron Nelson Championship to qualify for the final two rounds.

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