Augusta - Four of the six South African golfers who started this week at the Masters have made the cut at Augusta National Golf Club.
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SA's top ranked golfer Louis Oosthuizen led from the front as he posted rounds of 71 and 66 to lie in a halfway share of the lead at 7-under par.
Justin Harding, who is making his Masters debut, signed for rounds of 69 and 69 to sit in a tie for second at 6-under par.
2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman shot 74 and 72 and finds himself at 2-over par - nine shots adrift of the leaders.
Branden Grace signed for rounds of 72 and 75 and will have his work cut out for him should he wish to break his Major duck come Sunday evening.
After the cut was made at 3-over par, Charl Schwartzel, who donned the green jacket at Augusta in 2011, found himself two shots outside the cut-line after rounds of 77 and 72, while amateur Jovan Rebula, playing in his first Masters, posted 73 and 79 to finish on 8-over.
LEADERBOARD: 83rd Masters - Round 1
Pairings for Saturday's third round of the 83rd Masters at par-72 Augusta National Golf Club (a-denotes amateur):
All SA time
15:05 - Eddie Pepperell (ENG)
15:15 - Branden Grace (RSA), Emiliano Grillo (ARG)
15:25 - Zach Johnson (USA), a-Takumi Kanaya (JPN)
15:35 - Alex Noren (SWE), Billy Horschel (USA)
15:45 - Martin Kaymer (GER), a-Devon Bling (USA)
15:55 - Henrik Stenson (SWE), Li Haotong (CHN)
16:05 - Keith Mitchell (USA), Aaron Wise (USA)
16:15 - Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), Patrick Cantlay (USA)
16:25 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), Trevor Immelman (RSA)
16:35 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN), Andrew Landry (USA)
16:45 - Cameron Smith (AUS), Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG)
17:05 - Marc Leishman (AUS), Rory McIlroy (NIR)
17:15 - Kim Si-woo (KOR), Kyle Stanley (USA)
17:25 - Keegan Bradley (USA), Bubba Watson (USA)
17:35 - Kevin Na (USA), a-Alvaro Ortiz (MEX)
17:45 - a-Viktor Hovland (NOR), Jimmy Walker (USA)
17:55 - Patrick Reed (USA), Webb Simpson (USA)
18:05 - Jordan Spieth (USA), Kevin Tway (USA)
18:15 - Bernhard Langer (GER), Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP)
18:25 - Charley Hoffman (USA), Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)
18:35 - JB Holmes (USA), Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN)
18:45 - Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN), Kevin Kisner (USA)
19:05 - Gary Woodland (USA), Rickie Fowler (USA)
19:15 - Corey Conners (CAN), Tony Finau (USA)
19:25 - Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Justin Thomas (USA)
19:35 - Charles Howell (USA), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA)
19:45 - Matt Kuchar (USA), Phil Mickelson (USA)
19:55 - Jon Rahm (ESP), Patton Kizzire (USA)
20:05 - Tiger Woods (USA), Ian Poulter (ENG)
20:15 - Justin Harding (RSA), Xander Schauffele (USA)
20:25 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), Dustin Johnson (USA)
20:35 - Brooks Koepka (USA), Adam Scott (AUS)
20:45 - Francesco Molinari (ITA), Jason Day (AUS)