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Ishikawa fails to make Sony cut

Kyodo

Ryo Ishikawa missed the cut by two strokes in his first start of 2012 at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday.

Ishikawa shot an even-par 70 to finish at 1-over 141 and Asian amateur champion Hideki Matsuyama also failed to advance, while three of their compatriots — Komei Oda, Ryuji Imada and Tadahiro Takayama — reached the weekend rounds.

The 20-year-old ended up having four birdies, including at the 15th and 18th holes, and as many bogeys.

Matsuyama, the 2011 Masters low amateur, missed the cut by four strokes after a second-round 72.