Brandt Snedeker survives the cut at Masters

Former Vanderbilt golfer Brandt Snedeker, playing in the Masters for the first time, shot a 75 Friday and survived the cut after the first two rounds of play. Now at four over par with a two-day total of 148, Snedeker will stay for the final two days of the world's most prestigious golf tournament.

Former Vanderbilt golfer Brandt Snedeker, playing in the Masters for the first time, shot a 75 Friday and survived the cut after the first two rounds of play. Now at four over par with a two-day total of 144, Snedeker will stay for the final two days of the world's most prestigious golf tournament.

Snedeker will tee off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and will be paired with Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson. Snedeker and Memphis' Casey Wittenberg are the only amateurs left standing Friday after the field was narrowed by the two-day cut.

The 23-year-old Snedeker's shot from the No. 16 par-3 tee Friday which landed only five feet from the hole earned a standing ovation from the crowd at Augusta National crowd.

The Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt graduate qualified for the tournament by winning the 2003 Amateur Public Links. He plans to turn professional next week.

Another 23-year-old, Justin Rose of England, led the field after two rounds. After shooting a 71 Friday, Rose is two strokes ahead of Jose Maria Olazabal and Alex Cejka.


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