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August 24 2012

9:23 PM

Castro’s ace may keep Playoffs alive

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Robert Castro aced the 14th hole during Friday's second round of The Barclays.


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Roberto Castro picked up Friday’s second ace, using a 5-iron at the 154-yard 14th hole.

Chris Kirk had aced the 17th hole on Friday morning.

Castro came into The Barclays as the bubble boy, ranked No. 100 in the FedExCup standings. Only the top 100 after competition concludes on Sunday advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

When he made the ace, Castro was projected at No. 102. But that hole-in-one moved him above the cutline so depending on what happens over his last four holes, Castro may get  the weekend to improve his position.

The PGA TOUR rookie had opened with a 76 that included three birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey. He’s 5 under through 14 holes in his second round, though, after the ace, two birdies and an eagle, with just one shot dropped to par.

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