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Ohio State Golfer, Neal Shipley, Only Amateur to Make Cut at 2024 Masters

Alan Kornspan

Believeland Media

It was an exciting second day of golf at the Masters for current Ohio State Golfer, Neal Shipley.

Shipley, who shot a 1 under on the first day, followed up day one with a 4 over second day to make the cut by 3 strokes.

With Shipley's 3 over for the first 36 holes, he trails Tiger Woods by two strokes and the leaders of the Masters by 9 strokes heading into the weekend.

Additionally, Shipley's 3 over places him one stroke ahead of mutliple major winners Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Vijay Singh who are currently tied at 4 over for the tournament.

Shipley, who was the only amateur to make the cut, talked about his second day performance after the round.

Shipley said that he had a tough couple holes coming around "amen corner" (holes 11-12) at the Masters. However, on hole 13, the last hole on "amen corner", he made a good putt and he believed that gave him momentum as he played well to finish up the round.

Shipley said that it was his ability to focus on one shot at a time during the early adversity on the back nine that helped him to finish the round strong.

"Just trying to take it one shot at a time and see what happens," said Shipley.
"I think I did a really good job of doing that. After going bogey, double, bogey on that stretch there, it's really easy to lose some momentum. We did a really good job of staying in it and just trying to hit some good golf shots the entire time."

Near the end of the post-round interview, Shipley was asked how he got to know the golf course at Augusta so well. He gave credit to learning about the course from a former Ohio State golfer.

"I think Mike Weir's caddie asked me, coming up 18, how did you get to know the golf course so quickly?," said Shipley.
"Well, I just took some good notes, and also talking to Jack Nicklaus doesn't hurt."
"He (Nicklaus) had a lot of really good stuff, just little tidbits for every hole."

Currently leading the Masters after the second round and tied at 6 under are Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler, and Max Homa.

Tomorrow's coverage of the third round round can be seen on CBS from 3-7pm EST.



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