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What a Day
Jason Day leads, 14-year-old makes cut
Masters Golf Heal
Jason Day waves after a birdie putt on the 16th green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, in Augusta. - photo by Associated Press

Tee Times
9:25 a.m. — Bubba Watson
9:35 a.m. — John Peterson, Ryo Ishikawa
9:45 a.m. — Lucas Glover, Branden Grace
9:55 a.m. — Thorbjorn Olesen, a-Guan Tianlang
10:05 a.m. — Peter Hanson, John Huh
10:15 a.m. — Martin Kaymer, Robert Garrigus
10:25 a.m. — Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson
10:35 a.m. — Stewart Cink, D.A. Points
10:45 a.m. — Tim Clark, Jose Maria Olazabal
10:55 a.m. — Kevin Na, Carl Pettersson
11:05 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Brian Gay
11:25 a.m. — Henrik Stenson, Vijay Singh
11:35 a.m. — Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn
11:45 a.m. — Richard Sterne, Zach Johnson
11:55 a.m. — Freddie Jacobson, Sandy Lyle
12:05 p.m. — Ernie Els, Bo Van Pelt
12:15 p.m. — Scott Piercy, Rickie Fowler
12:25 p.m. — David Toms, Michael Thompson
12:35 p.m. — Ryan Moore, Luke Donald
12:45 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas
12:55 p.m. — Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson
1:15 p.m. — John Senden, Trevor Immelman
1:25 p.m. — Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel
1:35 p.m. — Bernhard Langer, Sergio Garcia
1:45 p.m. — Tiger Woods, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
1:55 p.m. — Justin Rose, K.J. Choi
2:05 p.m. — David Lynn, Lee Westwood
2:15 p.m. — Adam Scott, Jason Dufner
2:25 p.m. — Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker
2:35 p.m. — Marc Leishman, Angel Cabrera
2:45 p.m. — Jason Day, Fred Couples

Jason Day    70-68-138    -6
Fred Couples    68-71-139    -5
Marc Leishman    66-73-139    -5
Angel Cabrera    71-69-140    -4
Jim Furyk    69-71-140    -4
Brandt Snedeker    70-70-140    -4
K.J. Choi    70-71-141    -3
Jason Dufner            72-69-141    -3
David Lynn            68-73-141    -3
Justin Rose            70-71-141    -3
Adam Scott            69-72-141    -3
Lee Westwood            70-71-141    -3
Tiger Woods            70-71-141    -3
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano    68-74-142    -2
Sergio Garcia            66-76-142    -2
Bernhard Langer            71-71-142    -2
Rory McIlroy            72-70-142    -2
Charl Schwartzel            71-71-142    -2
John Senden            72-70-142    -2
Luke Donald            71-72-143    -1
Bill Haas            71-72-143    -1
Trevor Immelman            68-75-143    -1
Dustin Johnson            67-76-143    -1
Matt Kuchar            68-75-143    -1
Ryan Moore            71-72-143    -1
Steve Stricker            73-70-143    -1
Rickie Fowler            68-76-144    E
Scott Piercy            75-69-144    E
David Toms            70-74-144    E
Michael Thompson            73-71-144    E
Ernie Els            71-74-145    +1
Freddie Jacobson            72-73-145    +1
Zach Johnson            69-76-145    +1
Sandy Lyle            73-72-145    +1
Bo Van Pelt            71-74-145    +1
Richard Sterne            73-72-145    +1
Thomas Bjorn            73-73-146    +2
Keegan Bradley            73-73-146    +2
Stewart Cink            75-71-146    +2
Tim Clark            70-76-146    +2
Brian Gay            72-74-146    +2
Paul Lawrie            76-70-146    +2
Kevin Na            70-76-146    +2
Jose Maria Olazabal        74-72-146    +2
Carl Pettersson            76-70-146    +2
Vijay Singh            72-74-146    +2
Henrik Stenson            75-71-146    +2
Robert Garrigus            76-71-147    +3
Peter Hanson            72-75-147    +3
John Huh            70-77-147    +3
Martin Kaymer            72-75-147    +3
Phil Mickelson        71-76-147    +3
D.A. Points        72-75-147    +3
Nick Watney        78-69-147    +3
Lucas Glover        74-74-148    +4
Branden Grace        78-70-148    +4
Ryo Ishikawa        71-77-148    +4
Thorbjorn Olesen        78-70-148    +4
John Peterson        71-77-148    +4
a-Guan Tianlang        73-75-148    +4
Bubba Watson        75-73-148    +4

Failed to qualify
George Coetzee        75-74-149    +5
Jamie Donaldson        74-75-149    +5
Martin Laird        76-73-149    +5
Matteo Manassero        75-74-149    +5
Graeme McDowell        73-76-149    +5
Larry Mize        73-76-149    +5
Ted Potter Jr.        76-73-149    +5
Webb Simpson        73-76-149    +5
Y.E. Yang        72-77-149    +5
Louis Oosthuizen        74-76-150    +6
Nicolas Colsaerts        74-77-151    +7
Ben Curtis        76-75-151    +7
John Merrick        74-77-151    +7
Mark O'Meara        74-77-151    +7
Ian Poulter        76-75-151    +7
Mike Weir        72-79-151    +7
a-T.J. Vogel        77-75-152    +8
a-Michael Weaver        78-74-152    +8
Thaworn Wiratchant    79-73-152    +8
Padraig Harrington        78-75-153    +9
Russell Henley        72-81-153    +9
Kevin Streelman        76-77-153    +9
Francesco Molinari        74-81-155    +11
a-Nathan Smith        77-78-155    +11
Tom Watson        79-78-157    +13
a-Steven Fox        76-81-157    +13
Craig Stadler        79-79-158    +14
Hunter Mahan        76-82-158    +14
Ian Woosnam        80-78-158    +14
a-Alan Dunbar        83-77-160    +16
Ben Crenshaw        80-84-164    +20
Hiroyuki Fujita        79-85-164    +20

    AUGUSTA — The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.
    Despite being the first player at Augusta National to get hit with a one-shot penalty for slow play, teen sensation Guan Tianlang still made history Friday as the youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.
    And it came down to the last shot of a wild and windy day.
    Jason Day could have sent the kid home early with a birdie from just off the front of the green on the 18th hole. But the Australian was wide left and tapped in for par, giving him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead over fellow Aussie Marc Leishman and the ageless Fred Couples.
    The par meant that Guan, who had one shot added to his score on the 17th hole for his second bad time of the round — made the cut under the 10-shot rule.
    "If I can make it, I would be really happy for it," Guan said some five hours earlier. "But if I didn't make it, it's still a great week."
    He's now part of a weekend at Augusta that should be as dynamic as ever.
    Day was at 6-under 138, and 18 players were within four shots of the lead, including Tiger Woods.
    Woods moved into a share of the lead with a two-putt birdie on the eighth hole, and his game looked to be as sharp as ever — perhaps too sharp. Right when it looked like he might take the outright lead, Woods hit a lob wedge that was so perfect it hit the flag on the par-5 15th and caromed backward off the green and into the water. Instead of having a short birdie putt, he had to scramble to save bogey.
    Woods posed over another shot on the 18th and was stunned to see it hop onto the upper shelf, leading to his second three-putt bogey of the week. He had to settle for a 71, though he was still only three shots out of the lead.
    "My score doesn't quite indicate how well I played today," Woods said.
    Day, a runner-up at the Masters two years ago, can be one of the most exciting players in golf when his game is on, and he was firing at flags from everywhere Friday.
    Even from the pine straw under the trees on the dangerous 11th, the Aussie took dead aim at the pin and set up a rare birdie to join the leaders.
    His only blunder was hitting into the water short of the 12th, though he still managed to escape with bogey, and then he fired a 4-wood low enough to stay below the trees and avoid the wind on the 13th, setting up a two-putt birdie.
    He was cognizant of the guys behind him — Woods included — though just as much pressure comes from trying to be the first Australian in a green jacket.

"The moment I start worrying about other players is the moment I start losing focus on what I need to do, and when I do that, I'll start making bogeys," Day said. "It's obviously great to have the lead. I'm very exciting for the challenge over the next two days. It really is exciting to have the opportunity to win the Masters. I'm very, very happy where I am right now."

The 53-year-old Couples, who shared the 36-hole lead last year at the Masters, birdied the 18th hole for a 71 and will play in the final group.

"I did tee off Thursday with the idea of playing well, and now it's Friday afternoon late. I'm surprised, but I'm not going to freak out over it," Couples said.

Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera birdied five of his last six holes for a 69 and was in the group two shots behind, along with former U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk (71) and Brandt Snedeker (70). Woods was at 3-under 141 with six others, including Adam Scott (72), Lee Westwood (71) and Justin Rose (71).

And still in the mix was Rory McIlroy, who turned his fortunes around with a 5-wood from about 275 yards that set up a short eagle putt. He added three more birdies on the back nine and had a 70, leaving him only four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.

"Anything under par today was going to be a good score," McIlroy said.

The hole locations were severe in spots, with one pin tucked on top of a mound toward the front of the fifth green. The par 5s played into an opposite wind on the back nine, and they were not easy to reach. Furyk got home in two on the 15th hole Thursday with a hybrid. He used that same club to lay up on Friday.

Such tough conditions made the performance of Guan that much more impressive. He had a respectable 75, which included the one-shot penalty.

And for the longest time, it looked as though it might be costly.

Guan, playing with Matteo Manassero and Ben Crenshaw, was informed his group was out of position as it left the 10th green. They were on the clock on the 12th hole, meaning players would be timed to make sure they hit their shots within the 40-second limit. The teen got his first bad time with his second shot on the 13th hole, and it was clear he was in trouble after his shot into the 17th when John Paramor, chief referee in Europe, walked out to speak to him.

"You give him the news, the best you can," Paramor said.

Fred Ridley, the head of competition at the Masters, did not say how long Guan took to hit his second shot on the 17th, only that it was a "considerable margin" over his time. Guan still managed to make par on the 17th, and if he was shaken by the news so late in the round, it didn't show. He made one last par and was at 4-over 148.

His game is well beyond his years, and so was his attitude over the first slow-play penalty in a major since Gregory Bourdy in the 2010 PGA Championship.

"I respect the decision they make," said Guan, who spent nearly 90 minutes talking with officials after the round. "They should do it because it's fair to everybody."

The penalty looked ominous because Dustin Johnson was running off birdies every way imaginable, the only player to reach 7-under par in nasty conditions. His round imploded, however, when he played the final five holes in 6-over par. That included a double bogey on the 15th when he hit his third shot into the water. He had a 76 and plunged down the leaderboard, though he was still only five shots behind.

Furyk also hit into the water on the 15th with a wedge he chunked so badly that it didn't make it halfway across the pond. Scott made his third straight bogey at No. 5, but that was the last mistake he made. He answered with three birdies the rest of the way.

Day's 68 was the lowest score of the round, with conditions so tricky that only five players broke 70.

"It just feels like every shot is the biggest shot you've ever hit in your life out there," Day said. "It's really, really difficult. I'm just glad to be in the clubhouse right now."

One player who didn't recover was Sergio Garcia, who opened with a 66. One day after six birdies and no bogeys, he had four bogeys and no birdies. One day after he saw so many shots go where he was aiming, he couldn't cope with the wind.

"I hit the ball better today and was I was 10 shots worse," Garcia said after a 76 that put him in the group at 2-under with McIlroy, former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and 55-year-old Bernhard Langer. "But even with everything that happened today, we still are in a decent position to hopefully do something on the weekend."

That weekend will include defending champion Bubba Watson, who will play with a marker in the first group Saturday morning, and Phil Mickelson, who shot 40 on the back nine and had a 76 that left him nine shots out of the lead.

And it will include an eighth-grader who is assured of winning the sterling silver cup as the low amateur. He was the only amateur to make the cut, penalty shot and all.