Mathis' ace lifts him to Travelers lead

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 21, 2012

MITCHELLVILLE, MD - MAY 22: David Mathis plays his shot from the 8th tee during round one of the Nationwide Tour Melwood Prince George's County Open at the Country Club at Woodmore on May 22, 2008 in Mitchellville, Maryland. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
David Mathis had a hole-in-one and shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. The 38-year-old Mathis, who missed the cut last week in the U.S. Open, began play on the back nine, making a birdie on 10 before holing out from 158 yards shot on the par-3 11th hole. He was 6 under after six holes. Nathan Green, Will Claxton and defending champion Fredrik Jacobson shot 65 on a day that saw temperatures soar into the upper 90s. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and Masters winner Bubba Watson played together and finished in a group of 10 at 66. The third member of the threesome, PGA champion Keegan Bradley, shot a 68.
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