Irving, TX (Sports Network) - Ryan Palmer fired a six-under 64 on Thursday to
take the lead after the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship.
Palmer, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, did not record a bogey during his
round and holds a one stroke lead over Marc Leishman and Alex Cejka. They
share second place after carding five-under 65s at TPC Four Seasons Resort.
Matt Kuchar, last week's winner at The Players Championship, shot a four-under
66 is tied for fourth. Also in that group are Scott Piercy, Charley Hoffman,
Bill Lunde, Blake Adams, Dicky Pride and Andres Gonzales.
Defending champion Keegan Bradley is among 13 players tied for 11th at minus-
three. Bradley's victory last year was his first on the PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els trail Palmer by six strokes after carding even-
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