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under par

Below average; not as good as desired, required, or expected. This essay you turned in on Friday is really under par, Stevens. Has something been distracting you from your studies recently? Our food was rather uninteresting, and the service was really under par. I honestly don't understand why this restaurant is so popular! I'm feeling a bit under par this morning, boss. I don't think I can make it in to work today!
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Knight knows: Helen Knight, the El Cab women's golf legend who has won 39 of the club's 45 women's championships - including last year - and last month recorded her 10th hole-in-one, correctly predicted Sorenstam would win and shoot under par.
Friday's victims included 2002 Player of the Year and scoring champion Hale Irwin, whose 73 represented his first score over par all season and ended a streak of 12 rounds under par.
Montgomerie, whose tie for first in the Volvo European Masters and second in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa helped him improve from 38th to 10th in the world rankings, was 3 under par for his final seven holes Thursday.
Given the scoring potential in this 18-man field - which includes 16 players ranked 26th in the world or better - 1 under par might not sound like much of a move.
That dropped her to 5 under par as Hurst was 8-under and hitting her approach shot to No.
So much for taking advantage of his prodigious length on the hole, which Woods had played in 6 under par in four other Masters appearances.