Joost Luiten only just managed to get the cut at the French Open on Friday. The Bleiswijker needed no fewer than 76 strokes in Paris, five above par, for his second round.

The 33-year-old Luiten started his lap moderately with a double-bogey and then also hit five bogeys. On the other hand, he only recorded two birdies.

Because of his disappointing second round, the South Hollander now stands at 145 strokes (+3) and that number was just enough to also participate in the French Open on Saturday and Sunday.

Luiten took the 25th place after the opening round and was then four strokes behind the front runners. On the second day he dropped to the shared 67th place.

Halfway the tournament on the European Tour is shared by the Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts and George Coetzee from South Africa. The duo has a total score of 133 and is one stroke ahead of the American Kurt Kitayama.

Luiten hunts on ticket for HSBC Champions

Luiten hunts for the French Open on a ticket for the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. He has that in his own hand as he is currently in a good position in the Race to Dubai with a 29th place.

He has to be in the top thirty after Sunday to be allowed to start at the HSBC Champions, a tournament that is part of the World Golf Championships.