Masters Appearance Next After Yuxin Lin Ties For 8th At Azalea
In a warm-up to his upcoming second career appearance in The Masters, Trojan sophomore Yuxin Lin fired three rounds under par en route to a tie for eighth at the Azalea Invitational, closing Sunday (Nov. 1) with his second straight 1-under 70.
Lin, who earned his berth into the 2020 Masters thanks to a playoff victory at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships, finished the 72-hole event at 3-under 281 (66-75-70-70) in a three-way tie for eighth, four back of first.
In the finale Sunday, Lin opened with an even front 9 before, posted three consecutive birdies between 14 and 16 to flirt with the lead before ultimately finishing with bogeys on 17 and 18. He birdied the par 5 15th all four rounds and the par 4 14th hole three times during the week.
In the 2018 Masters, Lin posted rounds of 79 and 80, missing the cut.
Other recent Trojans to tee off in the Masters include amateur savant Stewart Hagestad, who won the Silver Cup as low amateur in 2017, making the cut and tying for 36th at 6-over 294, and Cheng Jin, who earned his berth winning the same title as Lin, but failed to make the cut in 2016.