Pro golf: Kraft struggles at Masters

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Saturday proved to be a rough day for Denton’s Kelly Kraft at the Masters. It was an up-and-down round for the Ryan graduate that saw him finish with a 5-over-par 77, his worst score so far at Augusta National.

He was the first player on the course with his 8:15 a.m. tee time, and because of an odd number of golfers making the cut, Kraft was not paired with anyone for Saturday’s round. Battling the coolness of the morning and the dew-covered course, Kraft bogeyed three of his first five holes and found himself at 8 over for the tournament.

He settled down with pars on the sixth and seventh holes, then recorded three straight birdies starting on the eighth to pull even for the round and back to 5 over for the tournament.

After a bogey on the par-4 11th, Kraft parred three straight holes before he suffered a double bogey on the par-5 15th.

He came back with pars on the 16th and 17th before ending the round with a double bogey on the par-4 18 that dropped him to 10 over for the tourney.

He has an 8:20 a.m. tee time for today’s final round and will be paired with Stewart Cink.

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