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JORDAN MISSES CUT BY STAGGERING 15 SHOTS

Even Michael Jordan couldn't come back from this big of a deficit.

The former Chicago Bulls superstar shot a 10-over-par 81 in the second round of the Chicago Open, and missed the cut at the 54-hole event by 15 shots.

Jordan, who shot an opening-round 84, arrived at the course less than an hour before his scheduled tee time and appeared relaxed. He talked with fans and leisurely smoked a cigar while hitting balls at the driving range.

"My score was a little better, but I putted worse today than I did yesterday," said Jordan, who entered the $150,000 tournament as an amateur. "I was hitting the ball well enough to break 80 but I didn't putt well enough to break 80."

Elsewhere in golf:

Chris Johnson birdied seven of her last 10 holes to post an 8-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead over Australia's Wendy Doolan after the first round of the $650,000 Safeco Classic in Kent, Wash.

At Saint-nom La-Beteche, France, Alex Cejka of Germany fired a 7-under par 64 for a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Lancome Trophy. Colin Montgomerie was among three to shoot 66.

James Infantino of Rochester held off Michael Sanger (Fishers Island) down the stretch for a three-stroke victory and second consecutive New York State Senior Men's title. Infantino shot a 1-under 74 for a 225 in wet and cold conditions at Stafford Country Club near Batavia. Sanger, the leader after two rounds, posted a 77 for a 225.

Richard Davidson (Springville C.C.) finished sixth overall with a 231. Charles Card Sr. (Sheridan Park G.C.) won the 60-64 group in Division I with a 230, while Glen Oaks G.C. player Gordon Meccay shot a 250 to win the 65-69 group in Division II.

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