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Defending champ survives, 16 year old makes the cut

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday April 9, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Italy's Matteo Manassero was the youngest
person to play at the Masters. Now he's the youngest to make the
cut.

The 16-year-old shot a 76 Friday that put him right on the
cutline -- 3 over for the tournament. He is also the first amateur
since 1999 to make the cut, and the lone teenager of the four in
the field playing the weekend.

Previously, the youngest player to make the cut was South
African Bobby Cole, who was about a month shy of his 19th birthday
when he made it in 1967.

Angel Cabrera made a 12-footer on 18 to avoid becoming the first
defending Masters champion since Mike Weir in 2004 to miss the cut.

Chad Campbell, who finished third in the playoff with Cabrera
and Kenny Perry last year, also is sticking around after an
impressive rebound. He came back with a 4-under 68 Friday after
opening with a 79.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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