CU Buffs Kenny Coakley, John Souza miss cut at U.S. Amateur

Colorado alumnus Kenny Coakley made up significant ground in the second round of the U.S. Amateur but was well shy of the projected cut when play ended Tuesday at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles.

Coakley began the day tied for 154th place at 5 over but was able to climb into a tie for 121st with a 3-over effort through 17 holes. The 2006 CU graduate collected two birdies against five bogeys.

The cutoff was 4 over.

Colorado sophomore John Souza, who was in the U.S. Amateur field at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., also fell short of advancing Tuesday. He finished 7 over for the second straight round, with his biggest highlight being a birdie on the par-4 third hole.