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Ohio State grad student makes Masters cut, paired with Tiger Woods on last day

AUGUSTA, GA — An Ohio State University graduate student ended his play at this year’s Masters Tournament paired with Tigers Woods in Sunday’s final round.

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Neal Shipley shot a 71 and 76 over the first two days of the tournament to make the final cut. He was the fourth Buckeye to make the cut while playing as an amateur.

He was the only amateur this year to make the cut at the Masters.

On Saturday, Shipley shot 6-over-par on the back nine for a third-round 80 before finding he would be paired with Woods for Sunday’s final round.

He cared a final-round 73 to finish in a tie for 53rd in the tournament overall.

As the lone amateur to make the cut, Shipley was interviewed inside Butler Cabin by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz. He was joined by tournament champion Scottie Scheffler.

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Shipley completed his undergraduate degree in quantitative finance at James Madison University in 2022, along with minors in math and economics.

He will graduate this year with a master’s degree in data analytics, according to his Ohio State biography page.

Shipley is the first Buckeye amateur to play in the Masters since Chris Wollman in 1996.

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