Choi maintains steady Masters run

Sat 13 Apr 2013

Choi maintains steady Masters run

  • SHARE
April 13: Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea continued his consistent run at The Masters, shooting a second round one-under-par 71 on Friday.
Choi, who has three top-10 finishes at the Augusta National Golf Club, totalled three-under-par 141 and is three shots from the halfway leader Jason Day of Australia.
The eight-time PGA Tour winner bounced back from an opening bogey with a birdie on two which was immediately erased with another dropped shot on the third hole.
He made a charge on the back when he birdied 10, 12 and 13 before adding another bogey on 14 to stay in contention for a first-ever Major championship title.
Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang made history by becoming the youngest player at the age of 14 to make the halfway cut at The Masters. He shot a three-over-par 75, including a one-shot penalty for slow play, for a 148 total.
Asian Tour honorary member Vijay Singh also made the cut after shooting a 74 for a 146 total.
Asia’s first Major winner Y.E. Yang of Korea and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, who is making his debut in the Masters, missed the weekend rounds by one and four strokes respectively.
The reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner said:  "My tee shots and putting worked well. I missed only one fairway on the ninth hole but still managed to make par. I didn’t have any three putts but I couldn’t do must with my second shots.
"I tried my best to go under-par but I only made one birdie at the third hole. It is a good experience because this is my first Masters. I love the tournament a lot and I would like to come back here again," he smiled.