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Masters: Steve Stricker in position to make cut after shooting 1-over 73 in second round

April 7, 2017

Edgerton native and Madison resident Steve Stricker will likely be sticking around for the weekend at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Stricker shot a 1-over par 73 on Friday to finish the second round at 4-over for the tournament. At the time he finished, Stricker was eight strokes behind leader Charley Hoffman, putting him in solid position to make the cut.

Golfers with the low 50 scores, plus ties, plus any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead, make the cut and advance to play the final two rounds.

Stricker bogeyed the first hole on Friday after carding a double-bogey on the same hole in the first round. Following a birdie and bogey, Stricker strung together five consecutive pars. Birdies on the par-4 ninth hole and par-5 13th moved him to 1-under on the day.

He made three consecutive bogeys starting on the 15th before finishing with a birdie on 18 to wrap up his round.

Stricker didn’t play the Masters in 2016, but finished tied for 28th in 2015. His best finish at Augusta came in 2009 when he tied for sixth.