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Masters Golf Tournament 2011: Ryan Moore Finishes First Round At 2-Under

Ryan Moore had a wild opening round at The Masters, trading birdies and bogeys, but surviving to enter the clubhouse with a 2-under 70. Moore finished the front nine at 2-under, but did so in an adventurous way, with four birdies and two bogeys dotting his scorecard. A back nine charge had him near the top of the leaderboard, but an errant approach on No. 18 left him with a lengthy par putt to end the round, forcing him to head into the clubhouse with a bogey on the finishing hole.

Moore began his round with a birdie on No. 2 before giving it back with consecutive bogeys on the holes No. 4 and 5. The adventure continued with three-straight birdies to close the front nine, coming on the par four seventh, par five eighth and par four ninth.

On the back, Moore gave another shot back on No. 11, finishing the beginning of Amen Corner with a five on the scorecard. But he bounced back again with a birdie on the par five 13th, followed by another birdie on the par three 16. With a solid round in sight, Moore air-mailed his approach to 18, leaving him a delicate chip onto a green that sloped away from him. His chip went long, the lengthy putt back up the hill narrowly missed and Moore carded a 70, good for a share of 10th at the moment.

Rory McIlroy still holds the clubhouse lead with a 7-under 65, but Y.E. Yang is charging up the leaderboard. Yang is at 7-under through 16 after a 4-under stretch over four holes on the back nine.

A full leaderboard can be found at The Masters website. For more on the tournament, check out the rest of our 2011 Masters StoryStream. Head on over to SB Nation Atlanta for a local angle or check out SB Nation’s full coverage of the 2011 Masters.