Posted August 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Carl Pettersson shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Wyndham Championship. David Mathis and Tim Clark were a stroke back, Tom Gillis, Scott Stallings and Troy Matteson shot 64, and Matt Every had a 65 in the final event before the FedEx Cup playoffs. The top of the leaderboard had a decidedly local flavor. Pettersson went to high school in Greensboro, calls Raleigh home, and both he and Clark played at North Carolina State. Mathis grew up in Winston-Salem, went to Campbell and lives north of Raleigh. Pettersson, a Swede who became an American citizen during the offseason, had his best round at the Wyndham since 2008, when he set the tournament record with a second-round 61 and went on to win in his adopted hometown.
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