The Masters Day 2

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Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA — April 12, 2019

It’s standing room only at the top of the leader board after Day 2 at the Masters. A total of 5 players share the lead at 7 under after 36 holes of play. Francesco Molinari used 5 birdies combined with his 2 under round on Thursday to take the lead in the clubhouse. Jason Day also started the day 2 under, but it took 6 birdies after a bogey at the 12th to match Molinari’s round and tie for the lead.

Francesco Molinari of Italy plays a stroke from a bunker on the No. 2 hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood / Augusta National

Yesterday’s co-leader, Brooks Koepka, opening nine was an up and down adventure. He birdied the 1st, double-bogeyed the 2nd, birdied the 3rd, and bogeyed the 4th. Another bogey on the sixth hole and it looked like Koepka might disappear. He was able to right the ship and 3 more birdies gave him a 1 under round of 71 to share the lead for the 2nd day.

Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen both ended the day at 7 under as well.  Oosthuizen matching the 1st round leader’s score of 66 to reach the tie at the top.
Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa plays a stroke from a bunker on the No. 18 hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood / Augusta National
Bryson DeChambeau could not match his tournament-leading form from Thursday. He shot 75, dropped to 3 under and is tied for 16 heading to the weekend.

Crowded at the Top

Four players are tied for 6th, including Tiger Woods. A round of 68 placed Tiger right in the middle of the battle. Dustin Johnson, Justin Harding, and Xander Schauffele joined Tiger at 6 under par. Schauffele started the day 1 over, his 65 today is the lowest round of the tournament so far.
Masters champion Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie putt on No. 15 during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo Credit: Chris Trotman / Augusta National
Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm finished the day at 5 under. Phil Mickelson dropped a stroke on today’s round and joined a group of 3 other players at 4 under. Viktor Hovland remains the low amateur improving to 1 under par after playing the course even-up yesterday.

Notables

Jordan Spieth almost played himself out of the tournament with an opening round 75. A 68 today brought Spieth back to finish the weekend, he sits at 1 under, 6 strokes out of the lead. The cut at the top 50, plus anyone within 10 strokes of the lead, left 65 players to contend Saturday and Sunday. One of which was Matthew Fitzpatrick who shot a 78 yesterday, followed that up with a 67 today and finished in a tie for 46th, at 1 over.
Masters champion Jordan Spieth putts on the No. 2 green during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo Credit: Logan Whitton / Augusta National
Among those who did not make the cut are, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Stewart Cink, Mike Weir, Kevin O’Connell, Danny Willett, Adam Long, and Brandt Snedeker.
Here is the full scoreboard including those who were cut.
Position Name To Par R1 R2 TOTAL
T1 Jason Day -7 70 67 137
T1 Francesco Molinari -7 70 67 137
T1 Adam Scott -7 69 68 137
T1 Brooks Koepka -7 66 71 137
T1 Louis Oosthuizen -7 71 66 137
T6 Dustin Johnson -6 68 70 138
T6 Xander Schauffele -6 73 65 138
T6 Justin Harding -6 69 69 138
T6 Tiger Woods -6 70 68 138
T10 Jon Rahm -5 69 70 139
T10 Ian Poulter -5 68 71 139
T12 Matt Kuchar -4 71 69 140
T12 Charles Howell III -4 73 67 140
T12 Phil Mickelson -4 67 73 140
T12 Patton Kizzire -4 70 70 140
T16 Tony Finau -3 71 70 141
T16 Rickie Fowler -3 70 71 141
T16 Corey Conners -3 70 71 141
T16 Gary Woodland -3 70 71 141
T16 Bryson DeChambeau -3 66 75 141
T16 Justin Thomas -3 73 68 141
T16 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -3 69 72 141
T23 Kevin Kisner -2 69 73 142
T23 Thorbjorn Olesen -2 71 71 142
T23 Lucas Bjerregaard -2 70 72 142
T23 J.B. Holmes -2 70 72 142
T23 Tommy Fleetwood -2 71 71 142
T23 Charley Hoffman -2 71 71 142
T29 Jordan Spieth -1 75 68 143
T29 Rafa Cabrera-Bello -1 73 70 143
T29 Bernhard Langer -1 71 72 143
T29 Kevin Tway -1 72 71 143
T29 Webb Simpson -1 72 71 143
T29 Patrick Reed -1 73 70 143
T29 Viktor Hovland -1 72 71 143
T36 Cameron Smith E 70 74 144
T36 Kyle Stanley E 72 72 144
T36 Marc Leishman E 72 72 144
T36 Rory McIlroy E 73 71 144
T36 Si Woo Kim E 72 72 144
T36 Keegan Bradley E 76 68 144
T36 Bubba Watson E 72 72 144
T36 Kevin Na E 71 73 144
T36 Alvaro Ortiz E 73 71 144
T36 Jimmy Walker E 72 72 144
T46 Matthew Fitzpatrick 1 78 67 145
T46 Andrew Landry 1 72 73 145
T46 Satoshi Kodaira 1 75 70 145
T46 Hideki Matsuyama 1 75 70 145
T50 Keith Mitchell 2 72 74 146
T50 Henrik Stenson 2 74 72 146
T50 Haotong Li 2 72 74 146
T50 Trevor Immelman 2 74 72 146
T50 Aaron Wise 2 75 71 146
T50 Tyrrell Hatton 2 73 73 146
T50 Patrick Cantlay 2 73 73 146
T57 Takumi Kanaya 3 73 74 147
T57 Emiliano Grillo 3 72 75 147
T57 Zach Johnson 3 74 73 147
T57 Branden Grace 3 72 75 147
T57 Alex Noren 3 75 72 147
T57 Billy Horschel 3 72 75 147
T57 Martin Kaymer 3 73 74 147
T57 Devon Bling 3 74 73 147
T57 Eddie Pepperell 3 74 73 147
CUT Sandy Lyle 4 73 75 148
CUT Stewart Cink 4 76 72 148
CUT Justin Rose 4 75 73 148
CUT Mike Weir 4 72 76 148
CUT Kevin O’Connell 4 77 71 148
CUT Danny Willett 4 75 73 148
CUT Justin Rose 4 73 75 148
CUT Adam Long 5 75 74 149
CUT Brandt Snedeker 5 75 74 149
CUT Fred Couples 5 78 71 149
CUT Charl Schwartzel 5 77 72 149
CUT Shugo Imahira 6 76 74 150
CUT Larry Mize 7 77 74 151
CUT Shane Lowry 7 78 73 151
CUT Matt Wallace 8 75 77 152
CUT Jovan Rebula 8 73 79 152
CUT Michael Kim 10 76 78 154
CUT Paul Casey 10 81 73 154
CUT Vijay Singh 12 80 76 156
CUT Ian Woosnam 12 80 76 156
CUT Jose Maria Olazabal 13 78 79 157
CUT Angel Cabrera 13 82 75 157