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make the cut

1. In golf, to match or better the score necessary to remain in the final two rounds of a four-round tournament. It wasn't looking good for her early in this tournament, but thanks to a string of great shots in the last nine holes, Ms. Ryder was able to make the cut in the end.
2. By extension, to meet the requirements necessary for an application to be successful or to be selected from a group of candidates. You might have an impressive resume, but you'll never make the cut if you don't have excellent interview skills. Because of my poor grades in math, I ended up not making the cut for Harvard.
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Amateur championship as a Georgia Tech sophomore followed a three-year run by Woods, finished college before turning pro last year and has made the cut in 9 of 15 tour starts.
Brandon McIver, who is tied for 32nd place at 143, and Jonathan Woo, tied for 43rd at 144, each made the cut after two rounds of stroke play.
Six players above 50 made the cut and they were Langer ( 56), Lyle ( 56), Mize ( 55), Couples ( 54), Vijay ( 51) and Miguel Angel Jimenez ( 50).
The result is that he has made the cut in both the events he played on the European Tour this season.
HOLDEN - PGA golfer and Holden resident Fran Quinn made the cut and finished tied for 57th place at the recent Nationwide Tour event.
With all three European Tour event debutants having made the cut, the next task was to finish under par, something only 24-year-old American McNamara, who finished above the likes of Colin Montgomerie (five over) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (eight over), could achieve.
He said: "I'm happy I made the cut for the first time in three attempts and shot 65 the first day - 10 strokes better than my previous best score.
I'm happy I made the cut for the first time in three attempts and shot 65 the first day - ten strokes better than my previous best score," the 28-year-old said.
Bromborough's Waring is down in 122nd in the order with earnings of 42,195 Euros having made the cut in just four of his eight starts so far this season.
Anthony Kim, who grew up in Studio City, just made the cut.
He said: "Overall I'm pleased, but last night I was more disappointed I had fallen back than happy that I had made the cut.
Presumably neither of these leaders, chosen by God to do God's work, would have made the cut if Ms.
Undoubtedly there were thousands to choose from--but only a little hundred a hundred made the cut for Paintings Of New York, which profiles works by such classic artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and Childe Hassam.
A compound made the cut as a possible attractant if it induced an olfactory response and if the lampreys consistently swam toward the maze area where the water contained diluted compound.
He did reveal that several gay favorites made the cut, including The Wizard of Oz, All About Eve, Funny Girl, and--of course--Mommie Dearest.