Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 -- his worst score of the season -- on TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course. Lefty (3-over 147) was 11 strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch, the Australian who had a 67 to reach 8-under 136.

Mickelson was in the stream that runs in front of the 18th green after attempting to reach the par 5 in two from 288 yards with a 3-wood.

"I needed to make a birdie to have a chance at playing," Mickelson said. "Fortunately, barely went in, and it looked like the water overlapped the grass. It was not that hard of a shot."

On the 18th, Mickelson pulled off his left shoe and rolled up that pants leg and gave it a shot with his foot in the water.

Bowditch holed out from 83 yards for an eagle on the par-4 12th. The 30-year-old topped the leader board at the end of a round for the first time in his PGA Tour career. He closed the round with a double bogey on the par-4 ninth, taking two chips to get out of the heavy rough.

Chad Collins (66) and rookie Andrew Loupe (70) were a stroke back. Only two of the top 15 players on the leader board are in the top 100 of the world ranking. Sixth-place Kevin Na is 78th in the world and ninth-place Zach Johnson is 10th.


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LPGA Tour: Dori Carter (10-under 134) birdied six of the first seven holes on the back nine, then bogeyed the final two holes for an 8-under 64 to lead the Kia Classic by two shots. The round was her lowest in competition and broke the Aviara (Carlsbad) course record.

Winless on the LPGA Tour, the former University of Mississippi player had 11 birdies and three bogeys. She leads Stacy Lewis (6-under 66) and Cristie Kerr (4-under 68). Paula Creamer (72) is five shots back. Michelle Wie (71) is at 1-under 143.