Local golfers make cut in Nationwide Tour event

LIVERMORE -- Matt Bettencourt of Modesto and Matt Hansen of Atwater fired 1-under-par 71s Friday, making the cut with 145 totals in the Nationwide Tour event at the Wente Vineyards course.

Both started Friday's round on the more difficult back nine. Bettencourt had five birdies and four bogeys in his round. Hansen was 1 over on the back, birdied Nos. 1 and 2, then finished with seven straight pars.

Hansen tees off at 10 a.m. today with three-time PGA Tour winner Gary Hallberg; Bettencourt goes at 10:45. It took 147 or better to make the cut -- J.J. Killeen (65-69--134) leads Aron Price and Joe Daley by five.