Masters

Els leads SA's charge at Masters

2015-04-11 07:58
Ernie Els (AFP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Ernie Els is nine shots behind Masters leader Jordan Spieth after the first two rounds at Augusta National.

Els shot an even par 72 on Friday to claim seventh spot.

American Spieth completed the greatest 36-hole start in Masters history, firing a six-under par 66 that matched him for the lowest halfway total in any major.

Spieth, 21, broke the Masters 36-hole low of 13-under 131 set by Ray Floyd in 1976 and nearly broke the low two-round major start of 130.

Other South Africans in contention are 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel (71, 70) and Louis Oosthuizen (72, 69), who share 12th spot with scores of 141 after two rounds.

The other two South Africans playing at the year’s first major - Branden Grace and Trevor Immelman - failed to make the cut.

Grace finished with rounds of 75 and 73, while Immelman - the 2008 Masters winner - shot 76 and 77.

Second round scores at Augusta National in the Masters:

130 - Jordan Spieth (USA) 64-66

135 - Charley Hoffman (USA) 67-68

137 - Dustin Johnson (USA) 70-67, Paul Casey (ENG) 69-68, Justin Rose (ENG) 67-70

138 - Phil Mickelson (USA) 70-68

139 - Ernie Els (RSA) 67-72

140 - Ryan Moore (USA) 74-66, Bill Haas (USA) 69-71, Kevin Na (USA) 74-66, Kevin Streelman (USA) 70-70

141 - Mark O'Meara (USA) 73-68, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 71-70, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 72-69, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 71-70, Adam Scott (AUS) 72-69, Jason Day (AUS) 67-74, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 72-69

142 - Danny Willett (ENG) 71-71, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 71-71, Sergio Garca (ESP) 68-74, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 72-70, Patrick Reed (USA) 70-72, Tiger Woods (USA) 73-69, Russell Henley (USA) 68-74, Bubba Watson (USA) 71-71

143 - Keegan Bradley (USA) 71-72, Ryan Palmer (USA) 69-74

144 - Zach Johnson (USA) 72-72, Webb Simpson (USA) 69-75, Noh Seung-Yul (KOR) 70-74, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 74-70

145 - John Senden (AUS) 71-74, Bae Sang-Moon (KOR) 74-71, Erik Compton (USA) 73-72, Hunter Mahan (USA) 75-70, Brooks Koepka (USA) 74-71, Jimmy Walker (USA) 73-72, Morgan Hoffmann (USA) 73-72, Jason Dufner (USA) 74-71, Chris Kirk (USA) 72-73, Rickie Fowler (USA) 73-72, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 71-74, Darren Clarke (NIR) 74-71, Ian Poulter (ENG) 73-72, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 75-70, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 75-70, Vijay Singh (FIJ) 75-70, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 74-71

146 - Lee Westwood (ENG) 73-73, Matt Kuchar (USA) 72-74, Steve Stricker (USA) 73-73, Cameron Tringale (USA) 71-75, Anirban Lahiri (IND) 71-75, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 73-73

Missed the cut

147 - Bernhard Langer (GER) 73-74, Mikko Ilonen (FIN) 74-73, Jim Furyk (USA) 74-73, Matt Every (USA) 73-74, James Hahn (USA) 73-74, Gary Woodland (USA) 71-76, Luke Donald (ENG) 75-72, Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 71-76, Shane Lowry (IRL) 75-72, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 74-73, J.B. Holmes (USA) 76-71

148 - Brian Harman (USA) 76-72, Ben Martin (USA) 74-74, Billy Horschel (USA) 70-78, Camilo Villegas (COL) 72-76, Joost Luiten (NED) 76-72, Branden Grace (RSA) 75-73

149 - Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 74-75, Corey Conners (CAN) 80-69, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 72-77, Ian Woosnam (WAL) 75-74

150 - Sandy Lyle (SCO) 74-76, Jos Mara Olazbal (ESP) 79-71, Byron Meth (USA) 74-76

151 - Brendon Todd (USA) 80-71, Kevin Stadler (USA) 77-74, Larry Mize (USA) 78-73, Miguel ngel Jimnez (ESP) 78-73, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 72-79, Antonio Murdaca (AUS) 78-73, Martin Kaymer (GER) 76-75

152 - Matas Domnguez (CHI) 76-76, Tom Watson (USA) 71-81

153 - Fred Couples (USA) 79-74, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 76-77

156 - Robert Streb (USA) 80-76

157 - Scott Harvey (USA) 76-81, Ben Crane (USA) 79-78, Bradley Neil (SCO) 78-79

159 - Yang Gunn (KOR) 85-74

163 - Mike Weir (CAN) 82-81

176 - Ben Crenshaw (USA) 91-85

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