Australia’s Cameron Smith stormed his way into a share of the lead after days of the 2020 Masters Tournament.
Smith was in a solid position at 4-under par through 14 holes at a sunny Augusta National before the 25-year-old went on a charge which started with a spectacular second shot into the par-5 15th hole.
Smith fired a 7-wood to within a few feet from the hole. The tap-in eagle was followed three consecutive birdies to close for a 5-under par 67.
With a number of groups still to finish their second rounds, Smith is in a share of the lead at 9-under par with Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Abraham Ancer.
Adam Scott was Australia’s leading golfer going into Friday. However, an unfortunate turn of events at the par-5 15th hole would see him eventually card a double-bogey and close his opening round at 2-under the card.
Scott’s second shot to the green saw his ball find the water in front of the green. After a penalty drop, Scott’s pitch to the green ricocheted off the flagstick and back into the water.