Paul Barjon misses a first great opportunity



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 Paul Barjon misses a first great opportunity

Engaged in the three Tour Finals tournaments to try to keep his card on the PGA Tour next season, Paul Barjon misses a first opportunity since he does not pass the cut of the Albertson Boise Open.

Paul Barjon misses, results

With a cut set at -5, Paul Barjon had to do a little better than his opening 69 to pass the cut.

The native of Bordeaux unfortunately failed to break the par on Friday and he finished beyond the hundredth place with a score of -2. There are still two tournaments left for Barjon to snatch a spot in the top 25 from players who haven't already qualified through the Korn Ferry Tour top 25.

Already eliminated from the first of the last three tournaments of the season, it would be a feat. Author of an incredible 61 in opening, the 25-year-old Floridian Philip Knowles retains first place after two rounds (-17). Bordeaux is a French commune of 254 436 inhabitants, capital of the Gironde department and of the New Aquitaine region.

The metropolitan area is the sixth most populous in the country and has 1 247 977 inhabitants (2017). The city, crossed by the Garonne, is part of Gascony and is famous all over the world for the homonymous wine, Bordeaux. In 2007, UNESCO defined the historic city center as a World Heritage Site, for a total of 347 buildings.

The name derives from the ancient Roman city of Burdigala, on the edge of Gaul. The city overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is a port accessible to large ships although most of them stop further downstream on the Gironde, mainly on the Verdon.

It has the last bridge over the Garonne, the Aquitaine bridge; beyond, the Garonne, then the Gironde, can only be crossed by ferries. After a period of rapid depopulation and major renovations of the oldest neighborhoods such as Mériadeck, the city's population has stabilized.

At the same time, the agglomeration has always developed at a fast pace, given the strong urbanization, notoriously linked to the fact that the houses of the agglomeration of the city rarely exceed two or three levels, including in the suburbs near the city center.

After abandoning a VAL-type automatic metro project, Bordeaux has equipped itself with one or more tram networks, inaugurated on December 21, 2003, whose peculiarity is the absence of overhead wires in the tourist areas (ground power system or APS).

Currently there are four tram lines (marked with the letters A, B, C and D) and they reach the municipalities of the hinterland of Bordeaux, including Mérignac, where the city's airport is located.