AUGUSTA, GA (CBS) – Matt Parziale, a Brockton firefighter and amateur golfer, missed the cut at The Masters after carding a second round score of 79 Friday.

Parziale finished his first round at the prestigious tournament on Thursday a nine-over par 81. His score of 79 on Friday wasn’t enough to make the weekend.

Amateur Matt Parziale waits on the second green during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Parziale earned his spot in the prestigious golf tournament when he won the Mid-Amateur Championship in October.

The firefighter was among a handful of amateurs trying to make a name for themselves against the biggest names in golf. On Wednesday, Parziale warmed up for the Masters by playing a practice round with Tiger Woods.

Parziale honed his golf game at Brockton’s Thorny Lea Golf Club. He’s played the course since he was a child.

“Everyone thinks just because I’m a firefighter it’s easy to play golf,” Parziale said before leaving for the tournament. “No, I’ve been working at golf a really long time.”


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