Stephen Curry outperformed expectations at the Ellie Mae Classic

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Stephen Curry outperformed expectations at the Ellie Mae Classic

National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry fell short in his bid to enjoy success on the golf course after missing the cut at the Ellie Mae Classic.

Curry shot 74-74 and missed the cut at 8 over, generating a ton of positive buzz for the game, sparking fun debate and proving a lot of people wrong with his steady play. Doubters of Curry can also bet against him to make the cut at -5000, but means they would have to bet $500 to win just $10 should their result come through.

When someone in the gallery exhorted Curry to make a putt, he shouted back, "Seriously!"

It appeared he was accomplishing the latter at TPC Stonebrae in California, evident by his increasingly loose nature as the round unfolded on the way to a four-over 74 on Thursday. "This is two days of golf I'll remember for a long time".

After shooting a four-over 39 on the front nine, Curry played the back nine in even-par 35 in front of the largest crowds for the second consecutive day.

"After how yesterday went, I'm extremely proud of backing it up with another solid round, because it could have gone either way", Curry said.

Curry, who sits 142nd out of a field of 154, said it was an "amazing" experience.

Curry told golfweek.com, "If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round, I'd take that all day everyday".

"I'm happy with it".

Curry stood 11 strokes back of the leader Nicholas Thompson but managed to make three birdies and several hard shots on the challenging Stonebrae course in Hayward, California.

Curry, who reportedly has a 2 handicap, was given an over/under of 76.5 for his lowest round by British bookmakers (via Golf.com), so he easily exceeded those expectations in both rounds.

"It could have been all those 80, 90 talks I heard going into the tournament".

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