18th Ruins Good Day For Stenson

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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April 5, 2012

Henrik Stenson may not enjoy the cake too much now.

He celebrated his birthday Thursday with 17 great holes at the
Masters but closed his first round with one big disaster.

After vaulting to the leaderboard with two eagles on the front
nine, and staying there the entire day, Stenson gave it all back on
No. 18, where he teed off deep into the woods and made a
quadruple-bogey 8.

The 36-year-old, who was at 6-under par for much of the day,
finished at 1-under 71 and fell from first place to a tie for 11th.

He was three shots behind Lee Westwood, who was at 4 under
through eight holes. Paul Lawrie was the clubhouse leader at 3
under and Tiger Woods was at 1 under with one hole left.


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