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Tour tracker, Texas Open Round 2

Despite play at the Masters beginning next week, there are plenty of big names in the field at the Valero Texas Open, but the two names atop the leaderboard after the first round are a bit unknown.

Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo will carry a one-shot lead into the second round in San Antonio.

Ian Poulter, Jim Furyk and Charl Schwartzel are among the big names on the course early, while Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth will all be in action starting at 1:50 p.m. EDT.

And off we go!

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Update #4: 11:26 a.m. EDT

Matt Bettencourt picks up his fourth birdie of the day, this one at the par-3 3rd hole to move to 8 under, two clear of Daniel Summerhays and Peter Tomasulo.

Jim Furyk has made the turn (he started on the back) and is at 4 under for the tournament, picking up a single birdie on the par-4 17th in his opening nine holes Friday.

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Update #3: 11:19 a.m. EDT

Bud Cauley has yet to record a par in his opening seven holes, picking up four birdies (three to start his round), a double (on No. 4) and just picked up back-to-back bogeys. That makes him even on the day and 1 under on the tournament, six back of leader Matt Bettencourt.

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Update #2: 11:07 a.m. EDT

Matt Bettencourt is not going away, adding a birdie at No. 1 (his 10th hole) to move to 7 under, now two shots clear of the field. A qualifier for the event, Bettencourt has had a dismal start to his season, missing all three cuts on the Web.com Tour and making one of two on the PGA Tour, with his only money finish a T-24 at the Puerto Rico Open. He had only one top-10 finish in 31 starts on the PGA Tour in 2012.

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Update #1: 10:33 a.m. EDT

Matt Bettencourt started his round with two birdies, followed by a bogey and is at 6 under, one clear of Harris English and Peter Tomasulo. The biggest mover thus far on Friday is Bud Cauley, who birdied his opening three holes and is now 4 under.

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Thursday coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. Story.

TRACKER: Both playing in the afternoon wave, Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo fired 5-under 67s to lead four others by one shot in San Antonio. See how it happened.

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Pre-tournament coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. Story.

PREDICTIONS: With the likes of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter in the Valero Texas Open field, it is Fredrik Jacobson and Matt Kuchar that receive love from our panel. Story.

MASTERS NOTES: Qualifying year after year has proven difficult for many, as of what could be termed “serious” contenders for this year's Masters, only 17 of them teed it up at Augusta National in 2003. Story.

TOUR NOTES: The Dave Williams Golf Academy is referred to as "The Gateway to Success" - and it holds true, paying tribute to a coach who won the NCAA Championship 16 times. Story.

AMERICAN DOMINANCE: Jonas Blixt of Sweden is becoming a footnote in history — the last foreign-born player to win on the PGA Tour. Story.

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