Schmitz not hitting his marks so far on the back nine. He has 20 feet for par at No. 11
Par putt left 3 feet short and Sammy Schmitz makes another bogey. He's three over through 11 holes and now into the teeth of the winds of Amen Corner
Important to note: We're getting our first look, and Sammy Schmitz is all smiles on the internet broadcast of Amen Corner. He's enjoying the heck outta this, score aside.
Schmitz on the short par-3 12th, into the swirling winds: He's long, and runs his chip through the green. Ouch
Amen Corner not kind. It's another bogey. Sammy Schmitz now +4 through 12 holes.
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Meanwhile: Good drive away from the trees for Sammy Schmitz on the risk/reward par 5 13th. This is traditionally a birdie hole, and Sammy sure needs one to get some mojo back
Schmitz crosses the Byron Nelson bridge and hits his second shot around the dogleg. He's 90 yards from the hole
More trouble for Sammy Schmitz on 13. He put his third shot into Rae's Creek off the raised green, but found a way to make a shot. Barefoot, he chipped back on to 25 feet
And now Schmitz two-putts from 5 feet to card a seven and fall back to 6 over. Yikes.
Good news for Sammy Schmitz: No. 14 is the only hole on the course with no bunkers
Schmitz with another bogey at 14. He's 7 over heading to the hazard-filled par-5 15th
And now Sammy Schmitz goes left off the tee at 15. His first bad tee shot since the opening hole
Sammy Schmitz is on in 3 at the reachable par-5 15th. He could use a clutch putt here
Good for Sammy Schmitz: He stops the bleeding with a par on 17 to stay at 9 over
Schmitz with a great third shot approach at the par-5 second hole, leaving him 4 feet for birdie
And it's in. So far, an identical bogey-birdie start for Sammy Schmitz here in Round 2
At the short par-4 third hole, Sammy Schmitz avoided the cluster of fairway bunkers and plopped his approach behind the hole. Lengthy birdie putt coming up
It's a par for Sammy Schmitz at No. 3 and he'll certainly take that after a bogey at Flowering Peach yesterday
Schmitz is even par through three holes today, +9 for the tournament
It's a miss for Schmitz at the par-3 fourth hole. Left his tee shot short and right of the green. Oops
Sammy Schmitz gives it right back with a bogey at No. 4 following a poor shot off the tee. He's +10
Schmitz got lucky with a tee shot left at No. 5, and he's able to get on in two. Needs at least a par here
Schmitz left himself 5 feet for par after a short roll, and he buried it. Stays at +1 for the day, +10 for the tournament.
From about 45 feet, Schmitz left his birdie try well short, then pushed the par attempt over the hole. It's a tap-in bogey at No. 6 to fall back to +11 for the tournament.
It's a tap-in par for Sammy Schmitz at No. 10 - one of the toughest holes at Augusta National
Schmitz made double bogey here yesterday, the first loose lug nut on his back nine disaster. So that par has to feel good
Sammy Schmitz safely on at No. 12, and he'll cross the Ben Hogan bridge to take a look at a birdie try
Short putt for par for Sammy Schmitz at No. 12. He's playing the back nine much better today.
With the birdie on 13, Sammy Schmitz (+11) now tied with Ernie Els and just one back of Darren Clarke, the Euro Ryder Cup captain this year at Hazeltine
Elsewhere: Troy Merritt with big par saves at 11 and 13. He's +3 for the tournament and needs to make another birdie or two to get to the weekend.
Sammy Schmitz can't make a 10-footer on 14, and he'll take a bogey
With four holes to play in his Masters debut, Sammy Schmitz is +12 for the tournament
An audible "Aw, shoot!" from Sammy Schmitz off the tee on 15. He's in the left trees.