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Storm just makes cut at Turnberry

The 138th Open, Turnberry
Date: 16-19 July
Coverage: Live TV coverage on BBC Two, Online and the Red Button, live on Radio 5 Live and text commentary online on all four days

By Ged Scott
BBC Sport at Turnberry

Graeme Storm
Storm hopes to improve his putting to challenge for a top ten finish

Graeme Storm had a four-hour wait before finding out that he had just made the cut in the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry.

But, after squeezing out even the great Tiger Woods by just a shot, the 31-year-old Hartlepool golfer is determined to make the most of it.

Looking forward to the weekend, he said: "Saturday is moving day and that's what I need to do."

"I've been handed a chance and it's up to me to make the best use of it."

Storm hit a second successive 72 at Turnberry to squeeze in on four over, nine shots off the lead.

But, after birdieing 17 to go to three over, he admits that he would only have been cursing himself over the bogey at 18 which then followed.

"I thought I'd be one shy," he said. "And I would have had only myself to blame.

"Going in with seven iron at the last and making a five, I'm not very happy about that."

Storm also insists that he will need to find some sort of form with his putter if he is to come anywhere near the Top 10 finish he was targeting at the start of the week.

"I should have birdied three and four and then also had a chance on five. But I holed nothing.

"I've put it in the fairway all the time and not converted any chances.

"The greens are slow, but that's only because of the weather and I'm just disappointed that maybe I didn't read them too well."



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