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SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 15:18 29/03/2014
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SLIPPERY SLOPE: Danny Lee fails to make the cut in PGA Tour event after leading after the first day.

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Danny Lee has gone from overnight leader to missing the cut for the second time in a fortnight on the PGA Tour.

This time Lee, 23, has crashed out of the Texas Open with an 11-over par second round 83, missing the cut by four shots on a windy day at TPC San Antonio. 

The New Zealander began the day tied for the lead on four-under par after posting an opening round 68 yesterday. But today he carded the worst round in the field recording only one birdie against nine bogeys and a triple.

Lee, whose primary objective this year is maintaining his PGA Tour card, also went from being the 18-hole leader to missing the cut two weeks ago at the Valspar Championship. 

Wins at either of the Valspar Championship or Texas Open would have qualified Lee for the first major championship of the year - the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in a fortnight.

Already known as one of the least consistent players on tour, Lee's latest collapse has done nothing to bolster his reputation or his money list status, the prime influence in his goal to retain his tour credentials.

There was some good news from Texas however, with fellow New Zealander Tim Wilkinson qualifying for the weekend by being in a halfway tie for 33rd.

Wilkinson carded 70 today, in tougher conditions, after an opening 74 and is even par for the tournament, eight strokes adrift of Australian 36-hole leader Steven Bowditch.

American's Chad Collins and Andrew Loupe are tied second, one shot behind Bowditch.

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