Matsuyama leads in race for low amateur
Augusta, Ga (April 7, 2012) -- Amateurs
Patrick Cantlay, Kelly Kraft and Hideki
Matsuyama survived the cut this week, and
each had varying levels of success getting
around Augusta National on Saturday.
Matsuyama leads the impressive group of
amateurs at 1 over after an even-par 72 on
Saturday, actually getting himself to 2 under
at one point in the round. The up-and-coming
Japanese star birdied both par 5s on the front,
but bogeyed both the par 5s on the back.
Meanwhile, Cantlay played with Thomas Bjorn
in the third group out in the morning and fired
a 2-over 74 and is at 7 over.
"I played really well, actually," said Cantlay, a
UCLA sophomore. "I hit a lot of solid shots, and
I rolled some good putts. It's just the score
didn't really reflect it."
Kraft, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, had
the worst round on Saturday, posting a 5-over
77 to drop to 10 over for the tournament.
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