Brendan Steele posted 16 pars and two bogeys Thursday in the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. His 2-over-par 74 put him in a tie for 26th place headed into Friday's second round.

Although his first round was birdie-less, the native Idyllwilder did manage a pair of long, par-saving putts — a 20-footer at the 4th hole and a 14-footer at the 6th.

Brendan tees off in Friday's second round at 8:18 a.m. PDT.