Tony Finau and Mike Weir had mixed results in the opening round of the Masters at Augusta National on Thursday, with Finau tying Tiger Woods at 1-under par and former champion Weir carding a 2-over par 74.

Both rounds were respectable and keeps the locals situated to challenge the field.

Weir, of Draper, who won the Masters in 2003, got off to a horrible start with a double-bogey three-putt on No. 1. He followed that up with birdies on No. 3, 12 and 16. He did bogey No. 11 to get to the clubhouse tied for 46th.

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Finau, who lives in Arizona but calls Lehi and Rose Park his home, overcame a double-bogey on the par-3 No. 4 by making birdies on No. 2, 8, 15 and 17. He did make bogey on the par-3 No. 12 when he hit his tee shot in the water. He then backed up to where he could drop and get a decent swing and made a sensational approach to set up a 1-putt bogey. His 1-under 71 score put him in a group tied for 10th, three shots behind the early leader Cameron Smith.

“I’m just happy with the way I finished,” said Finau. “I birdied 15 and 17. 18 was really hard today. Tee shot straight off the left. I hit a really nice drive, so I was able to set up a good par. I think that’s a really good score today.

“I was happy with my finish. A couple of squirrely shots early in the middle of the round led to some bogeys, but I was happy just with the way I finished and to finish in red numbers today.”

Weir’s double-bogey could have crushed his spirits but the former BYU star played even the rest of the way and finished 2-over par.

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“I played fine,” said Weir. “Kind of got a little bit difficult near the end of the day with the wind bouncing around. Yeah, I missed some opportunities. With the wedges in my hand, felt like I hit some really nice shots into 2, 8, 11 and 15 and just didn’t convert those. I thought they were really going to be close to the hole, maybe tap-ins, and that’s Augusta National. You get a little hard bounce, and next thing you know it’s a 10-foot downhill slider with a difficult putt.

“Outside that, I played pretty well, but for me to score well around here, I have to convert my wedges, and I didn’t do that today.”

The winds kept scores reachable for most of the field. Competitors found even or a couple under par kept them on the hunt for Friday’s second round.

Weir said his three birdies kept his head in the game. “Yeah, I felt very confident. I felt good with my game, and it was unfortunate on the first hole to do that, but the rest of the day I played fine. I could have really gotten the ball — could have gotten it under par today, which would have been great, but still, plus-2 at the end of the day won’t be too far off. Someone might shoot 4, 5 under out there today, but all in all, I played pretty well.”

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