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Fans' Corner: Elementary pupils enjoy day at the Masters

By Susan McCord on April 8, 2016 - 9:04 pm
LAMAR-MILLEDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL pupils Cayden Oliver, Ian Bentley and Lorenzo Jones enjoyed Friday at Augusta National Golf Club, thanks to a Salva­tion Army program that provides Augusta schoolchildren with badges. "I like Bubba," said Cayden, 7.

Matsuyama in fifth

By Doug Stutsman on April 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
Hideki Matsuyama, who finished fifth in last year's Masters, shot 72 on Friday and is tied for fifth after 36 holes.

Kisner makes the weekend

By David Lee on April 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
Kevin Kisner settled in with a strong back nine to shoot even-par 72 in the second round and is 5-over, enough to make the cut by two strokes in his first Masters Tournament appearance.

Mullen recalls time at Augusta

By Doug Stutsman on April 8, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has yet to play Augusta National, but his trip to the Masters has left lasting memories.

McIlroy in final group

By Scott Michaux on April 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm
Rory McIlroy, seeking the conclusion of his career Grand Slam quest, will be in the final group Saturday with the defending Masters champion who chased the Grand Slam a year ago.

Reed falters but makes cut

By David Lee on April 8, 2016 - 7:29 pm
Patrick Reed started strong in the second round Friday but struggled down the stretch and finds himself 5-over, enough to make the weekend.

Garcia baffled by 75

By Doug Stutsman on April 8, 2016 - 7:26 pm
For a brief moment Friday, Sergio Garcia was alone in second place at 4-under par. That quickly changed at No. 9.

French amateur makes weekend

By Dennis Knight on April 8, 2016 - 7:04 pm
The 20-year-old British Amateur champion got his round rolling with a sand wedge on No. 15, holing out for eagle with a shot from 62 yards that took two hops before diving into the cup.

Mize makes cut again

By Doug Stutsman on April 8, 2016 - 6:54 pm
Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters winner, shot 73 on Friday, highlighted by a birdie on No. 15 and an eight-foot par save on the 18th.

Lowry fine with 76

By Lance Lahnert on April 8, 2016 - 6:47 pm
Shane Lowry called Friday's round "some of the toughest golf I've ever played." He his tied for ninth at even par.

Piercy on leaderboard

By Wayne Staats on April 8, 2016 - 5:58 pm
After 70 on Thursday, Scott Piercy's even-par 72 moved him into the top five.

Snedeker still in contention

Created on April 8, 2016 - 5:28 pm
In the windy conditions, Sne­deker posted even-par 72 on Friday to finish with a 1-under-par 143 total at the halfway mark.

Players on possible changes

By David Lee on April 8, 2016 - 4:58 pm
The 13th hole has long been considered a birdie opportunity or better, and a trend toward longer drives and shorter approach shots has Augusta National Golf Club studying the hole's future.

Junior Patron: Caleb Miller

Created on April 8, 2016 - 4:38 pm
Caleb Miller, of North Augusta, is Friday's junior patron of the day at the Masters.

Lee stays in the hunt

By David Lee on April 8, 2016 - 4:34 pm
Danny Lee struggled at times with the putter, resulting in a 2-over-par 74 in the second round Friday, but he'll reach the weekend at 2-under in his first Masters Tournament as a professional.

Few challenge Price's 9 under

By John Boyette on April 8, 2016 - 4:25 pm
Low scores and excitement have been synonymous with the Masters for years, but only 15 players have shot 64 or better in competition. Nick Price and Greg Norman share the Augusta National course record of 9-under 63.

Spieth still going strong

By Chris Gay on April 8, 2016 - 3:26 pm
Despite posting 74 in the second round, Jordan Spieth saved par on the final hole to retain a one-shot lead. He tied Arnold Palmer's record for most consecutive rounds leading the Masters.

Junior Patron of the Day: Caleb Sims, of Buford

Created on April 7, 2016 - 11:46 pm
Junior Patron of the Day: Caleb Sims of Buford, Ga.

Fans Notebook: Fitbits on the course

By Susan McCord on April 7, 2016 - 11:46 pm
MASTERS PATRONS must leave their phones behind, but that doesn't stop some from wearing technology on their wrists. California couple Jerry and Car­rie Fudenna both sported Fitbits that tracked their activity on the golf course.

Beamer recalls time at Augusta

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 11:35 pm
After hitting his tee shot to within nine feet of No. 12 pin, Frank Beamer lined his putt and sank the birdie attempt. "All I said was, 'This hole doesn't seem too hard to me,'" said Beamer, laughing.
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