Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
2 former Razorbacks make the cut at The Masters
Alvaro Ortiz walks up to the seventh green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Two former Arkansas golfers will play the weekend at The Masters.
Alvaro Ortiz is even par and Andrew Landry is 1-over par through 36 holes at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga.
Ortiz is tied for 36th, seven shots back of a five-way tie for first place. Landry is tied for 46th, eight back of the leaders.
Ortiz, 23, shot 1-under 71 on Friday with an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys. He is tied with nine others, including two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and the world's No. 3 player, Rory McIlroy.
Ortiz was 3-over through Amen Corner on Friday, but closed strong with a birdie on the par-4 14th, an eagle on the par-5 15th and birdie on the par-4 18th.
Landry, 31, shot 1-over 73 on Friday and is tied with three others.
Landry was 1-under through 13 holes, but bogeyed the par-4 14th and par-3 16th - holes he had birdied the day before.
Landry will tee off in Saturday's third round at 9:35 a.m. and will be paired with Satoshi Kodaira. Ortiz will tee off at 10:35 a.m. and will be paired with Kevin Na.
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