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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peter Uihlein in Masters Par-3 Contest

Peter Uihlein at last year's U.S. Amateur/courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Former Bradenton resident and reigning U.S. Amateur champ Peter Uihlein will tee it up Thursday at Augusta National alongside Phil Mickelson.

The Masters has a tradition of pairing the defending champion with the current national amateur champ, and that continues this year.

Uihlein's first Masters appearance is slated to begin at 1:48 p.m. Geoff Oglivy, a former U.S. Open champion, rounds out the threesome.

Uihlein made the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when he was on spring break from Oklahoma State. Uihlein received an invite for the PGA Tour stop at Bay Hill in Orlando, where he has a residence, and used it as a tune-up for the Masters.

On Wednesday, Uihlein took part in the annual Par-3 Contest and fared well - shooting 3-under 24 on the nine-hole layout.

Good news, though, as Uihlein didn't post the lowest score. The winner of the event has never backed it up to don the green jacket for a Masters triumph.

To read more about the favorites heading into the first major of the year, check out the Bradenton Herald's Thursday edition.

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