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2012 Memorial Tournament: Scott Stallings Holds 1-Shot Lead Over Spencer Levin, Erik Compton After Day 1

After Day 1 of the 2012 Memorial Tournament, Scott Stallings stands alone atop the leaderboard after shooting a 6-under 66 on Thursday to lead just ahead of Spencer Levin and Erik Compton, who are tied at 5-under. Stallings' day included an eagle on the par 5 seventh hole. He shot 33 on the both the front and back nines of the course.

Stallings' day featured a nice three-birdie run over the final four holes at Muirfield to secure the lead. He also got some help from Levin, who started on the back nine and bogeyed on his final hole of the day to move down one shot off the lead. A double bogey on 16 also cost Levin dearly, although, like Stallings, he also hit eagle on seven. Compton shot a 32 over his final nine holes to make an impressive surge up the leaderboard.

Tiger Woods played arguably his best golf since winning at Bay Hill in March. Starting on the back nine, he countered a double bogey on No. 18 with birdies on six and seven to finished at 2-under in a tie with Ernie Els and seven others in 11th place. Just back of the top three golfers, seven players are tied at 3-under, including Aaron Baddelay, Rory Sabbatini and Brandt Snedeker.

A complete, live leaderboard is available here.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.