When the secound round began, there were two names — Alvaro Quiros and Rory McIlroy — atop the 2011 Masters leaderboard at 7-under. Now there are four. Y.E. Yang, Rickey Barnes and K.J. Choi are all off to fast round 2 starts to join Rory McIlory in first place. Quiros has fallen back to 6-under after an early bogey.
Yang’s front 9 was a colorful scorecard, featuring four birdies and two bogeys to put him at 2-under for the round. Choi and Barnes are also posting birdies on the front nine to inch up the leaderboard.
However, the best second round score thus far isn’t from one of the leaders. Fred Couples is 3-under for the round and has moved within striking distance of the lead at 4-under for the tournament.