Australia’s Jason Day posted a round of 68, good for 6-under par after 36 holes, and grabbed the second round lead at the 2013 Masters Tournament. First round co-leader Marc Leishman shot a 73, 5-under for the tournament, tied with 53-year old Fred Couples, who shot a 71.
Eighteen players are within four shots of the lead, including the ever-looming presence of world #1-ranked Tiger Woods, who finished at 71, three shots off the pace. Woods could have shot even lower, except for some bad luck at the 15th hole, where his approach shot hit the flag, and bounced back into water. Instead of putting for birdie, Woods had to scramble just to save bogey.
Fourteen-year-old phenom Guan Tianlang made history at Augusta National Golf Club twice today, by getting penalized one stroke for slow play at the 17th hole, and becoming the youngest player ever to make the cut at a Masters Tournament, despite said unprecedented penalty. That one-shot penalty could have been costly, but when Day missed his putt on the 18th hole, Tianlang made the cut due to the 10-shot rule. Tianlang shot a 75, and finished 4-over par.
Others in the lead pack include 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera at 4-under par (69), tied with Jim Furyk (71), and Brandt Snedeker (70). Tied with Woods at 3-under par are Adam Scott (72), Lee Westwood (71), Justin Rose (71), Jason Duffner (69), David Lynn (73), and KJ Choi (71).
Other notables include Rory McIlroy at 2-under par (70), with the help of an eagle at the 8th hole, set up by a spectacular 275-yard 5-iron. Phil Mickelson faded down the stretch with a 76, 3-over for the tournament.