(AUGUSTA, Ga.) — Australian Jason Day shot a 4-under 68 Friday at Augusta National, putting him alone atop the leaderboard heading into the weekend at the Masters.
Day had four birdies on the back nine and holds a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and Marc Leishman.
Tiger Woods shot a 1-under 71, a score that could have been better. Woods was tied for the lead heading into the par-5 15th. Woods third shot looked perfect, hitting off the flagstick, but it ended up bouncing into the water forcing Woods to scramble for bogey.
“I really played well today. Especially when the wind was picking up and it was swirling all over the place I really played well,” Woods said. “My score doesn’t quite indicate how well I played today.”
Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old from China, will be playing this weekend after shooting a 3-over 75, putting him 4-over for the tournament. There was controversy surrounding Guan when on the 17th hole he was given a one-stroke penalty for slow play. For a while it seemed that stroke would stop him from making the cut, but the cut ended up at 4-under so Guan will play this weekend.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News