NEWPORT, R.I. — Defending champion Tiger Woods of Cypress shot five-over-par 75 Wednesday in the second round of stroke play in the U.S. Amateur Championship, six shots back of medalist Jerry Courville and two better than the cut.
Courville, from Norwalk, Conn., shot a 67 to finish at 3-under 137. Woods had a 36-hole total of 143.
Chris Tidland of Placentia shot a par 70 and finished the two rounds of qualifying at 138. Tidland, 22, was runner-up in this year's NCAA tournament, which his Oklahoma State team won. Scott Gibson of Huntington Beach also advanced to match play. He shot 69 Wednesday for a 143 total.
The top 64 players from the field of 312 start match play today.
Don Dubois of Coto de Caza shot 71 and missed the cut by one shot with a 146 total.
Terry Noe of Fullerton is out after a second-round 78 for a 149. James Vallone of Brea (77) had a 150 total. Former Saddleback golfer Aki Amaya (81) finished at 160.
Woods was upset with his putting in failing to follow up an opening-round 68.
"I didn't hit the ball particularly well and I didn't putt well," said Woods, 19, who last year became the youngest player to win the Amateur.
"I was frustrated out there, but I kept my patience. I think I just needed a putt to go in, but none did."
Woods had four bogeys, including a triple on the par-3 eighth, and just one birdie at Newport Country Club. He played the first round at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in Middletown.
Courville, who has qualified for eight U.S. Amateurs and this year's U.S. Open, had four birdies and one bogey during his round at Newport.
Among notables who failed to make the cut were Raymond Floyd's two sons. Raymond Jr. shot a 150 and Robert had a 151. Peter Jacobsen's brother, David of Portland, Ore., shot 154. Jason Gore of Valencia and Darren Angel of Northridge missed by one shot at 146. Mitch Voges, the 1991 champion from Simi Valley, shot 149.
Woods, looking to become the first repeat winner since 1983, again was followed by hundreds of spectators. He said the attention was not a distraction, but he played erratically, falling apart at the end of his round.
He began the day on the 10th with a birdie, then bogeyed the 12th. He parred the next 10 holes before recording bogeys at Nos. 5 and 7, and a triple bogey on the par-three eighth when he hit his first tee shot out of bounds.
Among a group of seven at even par was Charles Howell, 16, of Augusta, Ga., who shot 68.
Trip Kuehne of McKinney, Tex., runner-up to Woods last year, shot a second-round 72 for 141.