Two Former Tigers Make Masters Weekend

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Two Former Tigers Make Masters Weekend

BATON ROUGE — The LSU men’s golf program will be well-represented on the weekend at the 2008 Masters Tournament as former Tigers Brian Bateman and David Toms have made the cut following Friday’s second round at Augusta National Golf Club.

Bateman, who is making his first career appearance in The Masters and just his third career appearance in a major championship, followed an impressive 3-under 69 in the first round with a 1-over 73 in the second round to finish Friday’s action in a tie for 21st place at 2-under 142.

Toms was right on the cut line as he finished the day at 3-over 147 after opening with a 1-over 73 in the first round and a 2-over 74 in the second round.

Making the cut at the 2008 Masters Tournament were all competitors with the lowest 44 scores and ties, plus those within 10 strokes of the lead after the second round of play.

South Africa’s Trevor Immelman has taken a one-shot lead in this year’s championship as he has fired back-to-back rounds of 4-under 68 to sit in the clubhouse with a 36-hole score of 8-under 136. American Brandt Snedeker is one shot back in second at 7-under 137, while Phil Mickelson, Steve Flesch and Ian Poulter are three strokes back in a tie for third place.

Toms is scheduled to tee off in Saturday’s third round at 10:10 a.m. CDT with Bateman following at noon. CBS Sports will begin its third-round coverage at 2:30 p.m.