Porteous has tricky second day at The Masters

Garrrick Porteous.
Garrrick Porteous.

Bamburgh Castle golfer Garrick Porteous endured a tough time in the second round of his Masters debut – and he looks likely to miss the cut.

The 24-year-old from Morpeth finished his 18 holes on day two at the Augusta National by shooting an eight-over-par 80. It took his overall total to a 12-over 156.

Porteous was one of the earlier starters this morning and the projected cut currently stands at six-over.

The British Amateur Champion, who finished the opening day with a four-over 76, started solidly enough today, making par on the first four holes.

But he began to wobble after that, bogeying on five and nine and taking seven shots on the par-four seventh.

He had mixed fortunes at Amen Corner, with a double-bogey on 11 and a birdie at the 12th, before parring the 13th hole.

His inconsistant second round continued; making par on hole 15, but bogeying the 14th, 16th and 17th. He finished well though, with a birdie three at the par-four 18th

The Masters was Porteous’ final competition as an amateur and he is set to begin his professional career at the Malaysian Open on the European Tour later this month.

The Northumberland sportsman went into The Masters on the back of winning the prestigious Georgia Cup, by defeating US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick.