John Augenstein is on to the weekend at Augusta National after shooting even par in Friday’s second round to hold steady at 3-under-par for the tournament.
An opening round 69 put Augenstein in contention early on, and he followed it up with three birdies in his first eight holes in the second round to move him into the top five at at 6-under-par. However, a dreaded triple bogey on his 16th hole (hole No. 7 on the course) canceled out the three early birdies and dropped him to 22nd place on the leaderboard at the completion of his round early Friday afternoon. He is T27 as play wraps up Friday evening.
A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Augenstein is an Owensboro Catholic grad and a fifth-year senior at Vanderbilt. He also competed in the U.S. Open as an amateur earlier this year.
Keep an eye on him this weekend, along with the other Kentuckian in the field, Justin Thomas, a real contender for the green jacket.
Friend of the program J.T. Poston did not make the cut, unfortunately. We’ll get ’em next year.