Day finishes 2nd in US Masters

8.50am: Former Rockhampton golfer Jason Day has birdied the final two holes to finish in equal second place at the US Masters.

Day holed 4 birdies on the back nine to finish on 12 under par, with playing partner Adam Scott also 12 under, behind South African winner Charl Schwartzel on 14 under.

8.42am:  Jason Day has birdied the final two holes to be a chance of winning the US Masters.

Day and fellow Aussie Adam Scott are in the club house at 12 under while South African Charl Schwartzel is 13 under playing the final hole.

8.30am: Jason Day is two shots behind in the US Masters as he plays the final hole.

Day is 11 under par, South African Charl Schwartzel is 13 under and Day's playing partner Adam Scott is 12 under.

7.30am: Jason Day has nailed successive birdies on Amen Corner to move into a five-way share of the lead at the US Masters.

The former Rockhampton player had a mixed front nine but has surged back into contention in the final round to be 10 under par.

 

Midnight: Jason Day and Adam Scott have a chance of becoming the first Australian to win the US Masters, but will need to do something special in this morning's final round (Qld time) at Augusta National.

Day, 23, who first played golf in Rockhampton, will start the day in a four-way tie for second, four strokes behind Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland.

Scott will tee off five behind. Day briefly took sole lead after the fifth hole, thanks to a hat-trick of birdies, but it was tough going afterwards as he battled to an even-par 72.

He was still within two shots of McIlroy after 15 holes, but recorded a three-putt bogey at the 16th before McIlroy sank a long birdie at the 17th.

“I didn't know I was leading until I walked down (hole) six and saw my name on the leaderboard,” said Day.

“It was very short-lived. I didn't play myself out of the tournament. I could have played better but I'm very happy with where I am.

“I didn't hole the putts that I did yesterday but I didn't feel like I played too differently. I made a few disappointing (shot) choices.” – AAP



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