AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two Commodores came through Friday at the Masters and made the cut going into the weekend in Augusta, Georgia.
Current fifth-year senior John Augenstein and alumni Brandt Snedeker each advanced to Saturday’s third round with under-par rounds Friday. Augenstein, one of six amateurs in the field, started the day Friday by completing a suspended first round and then played 18 more.
One of many highlights of the day was an eagle on No. 13 during the completion of his first round. He finished 3-under before starting his second 18.
“It was really a pretty straight-forward chip,” Augenstein told Masters.com. “Obviously, you never know you’re going to make it.”
Augenstein then recovered from a triple bogey on 7 during Round 2 to finish even par and 3-under for the tournament, good enough to be tied for 28th. Augenstein’s score was the lowest of all amateurs in the field.
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Snedeker was tied for 34th after 33 holes played – the tournament was suspended due to darkness early Friday evening. The 39-year-old Snedeker had a pair of birdies and a bogey Friday.
Playing in his 12th Masters, Snedeker began Saturday with a bogey on No. 7 (his 16th hole) only to come back with a birdie on No. 8. He finished his round 1-under to sit at tied at 35th with a 2-under for the tournament after 36 holes.
Augenstein, Snedeker and former Vanderbilt standout Luke List have now all appeared in the Masters as amateur participants and all three have made the cut in those appearances.
The third round was scheduled to begin Saturday morning.