Henley

Russell Henley waves after putting on the 16th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Russell Henley got off to a terrible start Saturday at the Masters with a double-bogety on the first hole, but knows his third-round 72 could have been worse.

“I played pretty good,” the Charleston resident said. “I left a couple out there, for sure, but I still hit it great. I feel like I made a lot of good decisions. A couple more putts fall on the back and I have a pretty nice round. I hung in there pretty good.”

Henley, who turns 26 on Sunday, is 2-under par going into Sunday’s final round and was 14 shots back of leader Jordan Spieth.

But he is well-positioned for his best Masters finish; Henley missed the cut in 2013 and was 5-over par for the 2014 tournament.