Justin Rose remains top of the pile after the second day of the 85th Masters Tournament at Augusta.
Shooting an even par 72 on Friday, Rose stays seven under par halfway through the Masters, but a number of players closed in behind him after improving on the second day.
Rose‘s four-point lead at the end of play on Thursday has been cut to just one shot, with Masters rookie Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman now breathing down his neck to be tied in second. Not far behind are 2015 champion Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman at five under par.
Thursday’s overnight leader had struggled early on as Friday’s action got underway. He was three over par after seven holes on Friday, but fought back with three birdies on the back nine to get back on top of the overall leaderboard.
DeChambeau on the up
Bryson DeChambeau had a difficult opening day on Thursday, when he shot a disappointing 76, but he showed signs of improvement on Friday by carding a 67 to go one under par for the tournament.
Flying the Spanish flag
Jon Rahm leads the way for Spain, tied for 31st. He shot one over par on Friday to go one over for the tournament as a whole.
Spain’s Sergio Garcia, meanwhile, shot an even par to remain four over overall, leaving him tied in 56th. Jose Maria Olazabal shot one under and ends the day tied in 41st.