The second round is underway at the Masters, and the first round hasn’t quite finished up yet
The second round is underway at the Masters, and the first round hasn’t quite finished up yet.
About two dozen golfers were still on the course after being unable to complete 18 holes before darkness fell on Thursday night. Among them was Dylan Frittelli, who played just nine holes on the first day. He spent the night at 4 under, then improved to minus-7 Friday morning, through 17 holes. That put him in a tie with overnight leader Paul Casey.
Dylan Frittelli is tied for the lead in the first round of the Masters.
The 30-year-old South African picked up three strokes as he completed his rain-delayed first round. He is at 7 under through 15 holes and tied with Paul Casey. The Englishman was able to finish 18 before darkness fell on Thursday.
Also making a move are Justin Thomas and Sungjae Im. They are at 6 under and still on the course finishing their first rounds. Justin Rose, Webb Simpson and Xander Schauffele were at minus 5.
Frittelli was part of the Texas Longhorns team that won the 2012 NCAA championship. He has one win on tour from last year’s John Deere Classic.
Dylan Frittelli is making his move up the leaderboard as the twice-delayed first round of the Masters nears completion.
The tournament was postponed from April because of the coronavirus pandemic. When the first fall Masters began on Thursday it lasted only about 30 minutes before heavy rain and lighting forced marshals to clear the course.
Paul Casey had the overnight lead after shooting a 7-under 65. Frittelli was at 4 under through nine holes when darkness came. He came out Friday morning with a pair of birdies to move to minus 6.
The second round was scheduled to begin at around 9:30 a.m.