Gribble Bounces Back at Byron Nelson

Former HP standout Cody Gribble should make the cut at his first Byron Nelson. (Photo: Chris McGathey)
HP native Cody Gribble should make the cut at his first Byron Nelson. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

IRVING – In his first appearance at the Byron Nelson Championship, former Highland Park standout Cody Gribble appears to have made the cut.

Although the second round of the tournament was cut short by weather and darkness on Friday, Gribble finished a round of 3-under par 66 that put him at 1-under for the tournament, which should be good enough to survive the cut after the second round concludes on Saturday morning.

Gribble rebounded from an opening round of 72 (and an ugly front nine) with a round on Friday that included four birdies and just one bogey. That earned him two more rounds over the weekend at the TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas.

He has been a journeyman on the tour this season after toiling on the Latin American tour in 2014. Prior to that, Gribble was teammates with Jordan Spieth on a national championship team at the University of Texas.

Gribble, 24, made his first PGA Tour cut last year as a qualifier at the U.S. Open, where he tied for 21st and surpassed his earnings from all other pro tournaments combined. He also earned a paycheck this year at the Houston Open, and missed the cut at the Colonial in Fort Worth.

University Park resident Harrison Frazar will likely miss the cut after completing the first two rounds at even par, while Colt Knost, who also lives in UP, is a solid 5-under par with three holes left to play in his second round.

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