Mathis' ace launches him to lead at Travelers

BY foxsports • June 21, 2012

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.


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