The Latest: Molinari hits momentum-buster on 8th at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Francesco Molinari’s momentum at the U.S. Open came to a halt when his second shot on No. 8 failed to clear the chasm between the fairway and the green.

After stepping gingerly down the slope to find the ball in an unplayable lie, Molinari took a ride in a golf cart back to the fairway to drop for a penalty shot.

The defending British Open champion made double bogey and fell back to 3-under par after a stretch of three birdies in eight holes had put him in a tie for second at Pebble Beach.


12:15 p.m.

He didn’t lose the ball.

He did lose a stroke.

Justin Rose found the ball he hit over the cliff on the right side of the fourth fairway at the U.S. Open, but instead of playing from there, he chose to take a drop in the fairway with a penalty.

He hit that shot to 8 feet, but couldn’t convert the putt and ended up with a bogey.

Rose’s second bogey of the day sent him into the last five holes of the day at 7 under, two shots ahead of Aaron Wise, who shot 71, and a group of three, including Rickie Fowler, who are set to tee off later this afternoon.


12:05 p.m.


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