Dru Love lost to RSM Classic but dad Davis beats cut

Dru Love missed the cut after dropping seven shots on his last seven holes.
Dru Love missed the cut after dropping seven shots on his last seven holes.

DRU LOVE paid for a poor finish to his second round as he failed to make the cut on his PGA Tour debut at the RSM Classic.

The 21-year-old son of Davis Love III made a solid start in his first round, matching his father with an even-par 70.

However, he found things tougher in the second round at the Plantation Course at Georgia's Sea Island.

He looked a likely qualifier at three under par with only seven holes to play - but he played them in seven over, closing with a pair of double bogeys for a 42 on the front nine and a 76 to miss the cut, which his father made after a second round of 70.

Fellow American Kevin Chappell took over at the top of the leaderboard, with a second-round five-under-par 65 on the Seaside Course giving him a single shot lead.

The 29-year-old is still seeking his first win in 143 starts on the tour, but he was given hope by his second-round display, the highights of which were holing a 35-foot birdie putt early on and a near 50-yard bunker shot for eagle on the 15th.

Chappell found the conditions to his liking, saying: "Weather like this tends to engage me. I felt comfortable with my ball striking.

"I really enjoyed here. It puts me in a good place and excited to be in the position I'm in. It gives me a lot of momentum going forward."

His 11-under-par score of 131 leaves him a shot clear of Sweden's Freddie Jacobson, who carded a five-under 67 on the Plantation Course, and first-round leader Kevin Kisner, of the USA, who had a 67 on the Seaside Course.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, targeting successive victories after his win at Mexico's OHL Classic, had a 68 at Plantation to lie four shots off pace.

English duo Brian Davis and Greg Owen missed the cut.