Sunday, April 8, 2012
Clemson alums fell out of contention with the leaders after Saturday's round.
Anderson native Jonathan Byrd didn't have enough birdies to receive an invitation to The Masters next year. Byrd would birdie three of the last 18 holes, but also had five bogeys in the final round. The former Spring Valley High and Clemson University standout would finish 3-over-par on Sunday, tying for 27th place, and missing the cutoff for the top 16 players to receive an invitation for next year's tourney by seven shots. Bill Haas of Greenville would finish the day 2-under-par, but it wouldn't be enough to earn him an invitation back. Haas bogeyed three of the last 18 holes, but would hit five birdies to complete the final round. He tied at 37th. Both golfers were in the field this year because they had finished among the top 30 money …
Bill Haas currently is tied at 48th
Clemson University product Jonathan Byrd shot even par Saturday at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., but that wasn’t good enough to stay within reach of the leaders. Byrd, a Columbia native who went to Spring Valley High School, made the turn at 2-under but couldn’t trim that any further on the back nine. He bogeyed a couple of holes, in fact, and at 1-under for the event, stands eight strokes out of the lead with 18 to play on Sunday. Peter Hanson of Sweden, who fired the round of the day with birdies on four of the last five holes to reach 65, is at 9-under-par for a one-stroke advantage. Phil Mickelson recovered from 4-over after his first 10 holes to shoot 2-under and is only one shot behind. Byrd is in 19th place and still has plenty of …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Stanley, Glover and Mills finished after two rounds
Jonathan Byrd and Bill Haas move on to the third round at The Masters. Byrd, a native of Spring Valley, is four shots off the lead after shooting one under par at 71. He currently is tied for 19th. Fred Couples, 52, of Seattle and Jason Dufner, 35, of Alabama, are the current leaders at five under par for the tourney. Couples was five under on Saturday to tie Dufner for the lead. Couples won the 1992 Masters tournament. Haas of Greenville is currently tied for 33rd after shooting two over par. He is two over for the tourney, having shot par on Thursday. Clemson alums Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Lucas Glover of Greenville both missed the cut. Stanley, who was on target to make the cut, bogeyed six of the last 12 holes. Stanley …
Bill Haas and Jonathan Byrd are tied in a group that features Tiger Woods.
Going into Friday rounds at Augusta National, five area golfers are still in the hunt. Bill Haas and Jonathan Byrd begin the second round at The Masters even par at 72, tied in a group that includes Tigers Woods. Anderson native and former Clemson standout Byrd was crowned co-champion of the annual Masters Par-3 tournament after rain and storms shortened the annual Wednesday tradition. Clemson alumns Lucas Glover and Kyle Stanley are both three over at 75. And in his first appearance, Clemson junior Corbin Mills is tied with Phil Mickelson, who has worn the green jacket three times. Want to know more? Check out the leaderboard. ESPN will have live coverage from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Live coverage on masters.com will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Former Clemson standout Jonathan Byrd a co-winner of annual Wednesday tradition.
Anderson native and former Clemson standout Jonathan Byrd was crowned co-champion of the annual Masters Par-3 tournament after rain and storms shortened the annual Wednesday tradition. Byrd finished the tournament tied with Padraig Harrington. But as ESPN points out, that's not necessarily a good sign heading into the first major tournament of the year. The four-day tournament begins Thursday, with the first two rounds televised on ESPN. Saturday and Sunday play will be televised on CBS. If you traveled to Augusta National for the Wednesday Par-3 tournament, or for the practice rounds any day this week, upload your photos here.