Confusion reigns at Masters over Garcia scoreboard error

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Confusion briefly reigned at the Masters on Friday when a scoreboard error wrongly had Sergio Garcia scoring a triple-bogey seven at the 10th hole.

The Spaniard surged into contention at Augusta early in the second round having gone three under par through his opening nine holes, a return that briefly saw him hold the outright lead.

However, Garcia was then initially scored down as a bogey at the 10th, before that was amended to a three-over-par seven that would have seen him drop to one under.

It caused bemusement among journalists at Augusta and those on social media, with the confusion reportedly occurring because Garcia took a provisional tee shot, only to find his original ball and complete the hole.

Either way there was a happy ending for the Spaniard, who was two under through 14 and two off leader Charley Hoffman, with the Masters' official Twitter account confirming that an error was made.

Low scoring has been hard to come by again on day two, but Ryan Moore bucked the trend with a bogey-free 69 that left him on one under for the tournament and just three shots off Hoffman.

"All in all, it was a great, successful round of golf and honestly I couldn't play much more solid than I did," Moore said.