AUGUSTA - Russell Henley, mostly steady through his first two rounds at the Masters, took a wild ride to a 75 on Saturday to drop to 2-over-par for the tournament.
Henley, a Kiawah Island resident who moved to Charleston from his native Georgia in 2012, turned 25 while playing in contention early in the third round.
"A little break here or there, a little bounce here or there and it could be a different story," Henley said. "But I'm happy with how I handled myself and I'm happy with my game. I'm still in position to have a great tournament."
Henley got to Saturday in his second Masters by putting well Friday (24 putts in 18 holes) on the way to a second-round 70. But he bogeyed three of the first four holes Saturday and finished with bogeys on 17 and 18.
"This is my second Masters and my first time playing on the weekend," Henley said. "I feel like I'm playing some great golf."
Bubba Watson, Henley's fellow former University of Georgia Bulldog, and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth are tied for the lead at 5-under-par.
Former Clemson golfer Lucas Glover also struggled through his worst Masters round of the week Saturday, carding a 5-over-par 77. The 2009 U.S. Open champion opened the day at even, but he bogeyed the first hole and bogeyed the No. 4 and No. 5 holes.
Glover, 34, enjoyed a second-round 69 - his best round in seven Masters. The successful Friday, including back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18, allowed Glover to make the cut for the fourth time in his seven visits to the Masters.
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