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Leader Spieth sets new record at Masters

Augusta (USA): Jordan Spieth completed the greatest 36-hole start in Masters history, firing a six-under par 66 at Augusta National that matched him for the lowest halfway total in any major.

USA's Jordan Spieth hits out of the sand on the 10th hole. Pic/AFP
USA's Jordan Spieth hits out of the sand on the 10th hole. Pic/AFP  

The 21-year-old American stood on 14-under 130 after two rounds, a bogey-free on Friday giving Spieth a Masters midpoint record-matching five-stroke lead over compatriot Charley Hoffman.

"Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome," Spieth said. "I'm really excited about how I played."

Fourth-ranked Spieth broke the Masters 36-hole low of 13-under 131 set by Ray Floyd in 1976.

Lahiri in 50th spot
Meanwhile, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri turned in an improved performance in the third round but was still unable to make a move up the leaderboard at the Masters, staying tied 50th after carding a two-over 74.

He shot one birdie and one bogey each, besides a double bogey that dragged his score down in the third round.

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