Porteous misses Masters cut

Garrick Porteous
Garrick Porteous

Bamburgh Castle golfer Garrick Porteous has bowed out of the Masters after failing to make the cut.

After the second day of the Augusta National, the 24-year-old from Morpeth finished with an overall total of 156, 12 over par.

There were plenty of big names joining the British Amateur Champion.

Twenty nine of the world’s top 30 golfers played the Masters and 14 of them missed the cut, including the last two major champions Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner.

Also heading home are Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell and Angel Cabrera.

The Masters was 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.