Jason Day mastered swirling conditions at Augusta to lead the field going into the weekend.
2013 Masters scores, through round two
-6 Jason Day
-5 Fred Couples Marc Leishman
-4 Angel Cabrera Jim Furyk Brandt Snedeker
-3 Adam Scott Jason Dufner David Lynn Lee Westwood KJ Choi Tiger Woods
Jason Day fired the low round of the second round of the 2013 Masters and finds himself leading the field going into the weekend.
Day’s 4-under round 68 included six birdies and two bogies. One bogey came at the 12th hole at Amen corner where his tee shot found the water. He bounced back at the par-5 13th hole to make birdie.
“I had the right club (at the 12th), through impact I felt that the club face was just slightly open and as soon as I hit it I knew it was going to stay out there and unfortunately it didn’t have enough power to get over the water”, Day said after the round.
Day leads the field and will play in the final group with Fred Couples.
Some would suggest Day is one of the slowest golfers on the US PGA Tour after the news that 14-year-old Chinese golfer Tianlang Guan was handed a one-stroke penalty for slow play, Day was surprised.
“Wow. That’s amazing.” Day said. “It was unfortunate he received a penalty”.
“I felt like I played pretty slowly today but we couldn’t go any faster than the guys in front and they weren’t too far ahead of us.”
Marc Leishman produced what he described as “a really good 73” to be a shot behind Day and in a tie for second with Fred Couples. Conditions were much more difficult than the opening round with a swirling breeze making shot selection difficult.
“I shot six shots worse on the back nine today than I did yesterday but I was pleased with that score because it was playing so tough and I grinded it out.” Leishman said after the round.
Adam Scott is lurking just three shots behind Day courtesy of an even par round 72. All four Australians safely made the cut with John Senden rounding out the group just another shot back at 2-under par for the tournament.