Metropolitan PGA member Rob Labritz, the director of golf at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills and a former assistant pro at Shinnecock Hills, made the cut at the PGA. He finished his second round Saturday morning at par 144.
The last of the season's four majors is run by the PGA of America, which is the organization to which club pros belong. Club pros do play a part by making up a portion of the field every year, a field that is considered the deepest of the majors. Labritz said that his staff picked up the slack lately, letting him cut down a bit on his lessons "so I could follow my dream."
"I think the three hour delay before we started the first day helped. Because I really just sat on the putting green and hit putt after putt after putt after putt and just really got used to the speed," he said after his second round, before beginning his third, both on Saturday. "Yesterday when we came out late they slowed down at least two feet. And then we came out this morning and it was a lot faster."