Arjun Atwal turned in a 2-under-par 35-35=70 at the open qualifier for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship, one stroke too high to join the playoff for the final berth into the tournament proper.
Atwal traded five birdies with three bogeys at The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas. He has Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, but has yet to climb into a field all season. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 70--
Brad Elder ... 71--
Nathan Green; Michael Letzig ... 72--
Robert Gamez; James Nitties ... 74--
Glen Day; Frank Lickliter II; Omar Uresti ... 75--
Paul Stankowski; Ted Purdy; J.J. Killeen ... 76--
Brad Adamonis ... 81--
Craig Kanada. Incidentally, after the results of the four-spotter were posted, it was reported
that Case Cochran was the last man to survive the playoff when he aced the par-3 16th hole from 152 yards. He's the son of PGA TOUR winner Russ Cochran.