Garcia, Leishman tied for lead after first round - WRBL

Garcia, Leishman tied for lead after first round

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Georgia Tech alum Matt Kuchar used four birdies to just one bogey to shoot a four-under 68 on Thursday's opening round of The Masters Tournament, good enough to be tied for fourth place.

Kuchar and the five other players tied at -4 (including Trevor Immelman, 2008 champion and brother of Columbus State golf coach Mark), are two shots off the lead, shared by Sergio Garcia and Australian Marc Leishman.

The man everyone expects to win—Tiger Woods—ground his way around the course to a two-under 70, tied for 13th. Auburn alum Jason Dufner is two shots behind him at even par, tied for 34th.

Columbus resident and 1987 Masters champion Larry Mize played well, finishing one over and tied for 46th. Defending champ Bubba Watson struggled in the first round, saying the greens were the slowest he'd ever seen them. He three-putted four times on his way to a three-over 75, good enough to be tied for 64th.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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