Alabama Alums at The Masters; Round 2 Recap
The second round of the 85th edition of The Masters has come to a close for the two Alabama alumni who are in the field. Both Justin Thomas and Michael Thompson entered the day in the middle of the pack trailing the leader Justin Rose.
Thomas turned in a special second round going 67 (-5) after scoring one over par in round one. The Kentucky Native will enter the weekend tied for fourth place, three shots behind Rose's seven under.
Thomas brought his tournament score back to even par with a birdie on the opening hole. Thomas continued the solid play on Friday morning and racked up six birdies on the day. He attacked the par-5 on the course and birdied three of the four on the course and nearly converted an eagle-putt on hole 13.
Thompson proved to be consistent, turning in his second straight round of par golf. Unfortunately his steady efforts did not pay off on the leaderboard as he slipped eight spots down to a tie for 21st. The golfer from Arizona was two strokes under par through the first nine holes but gave back both strokes on the back nine.
Thompson birdied three of the four par-5s however he was unable to take advantage giving back strokes one the final par-3 and three of the par-4s.
Both Crimson Tide golfers will make the cut with ease and play into the weekend. Thomas is firmly in contention for his first Masters championship while Thompson will have to do some hard-charging over the weekend to give himself a chance at his first.
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