Mathis’ ace launches him to lead at Travelers

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.

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and Masters winner Bubba Watson

played together and finished in a group of 10 at 4 under. The third

member of the threesome, PGA champion Keegan Bradley, shot a

68.