Mahan one clear at Doral

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MIAMI -- Hunter Mahan finished off an eight-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship was completed Friday morning.

Mahan, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, posted two birdies and a bogey over the seven holes he played Friday morning to grab his seventh first-round lead on the PGA Tour.

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa picked up a pair of birdies Friday morning en route to a seven-under 65 that left him alone in second place. World No. 1 Martin Kaymer birdied the 16th and is one stroke behind Ishikawa at minus-six.

A violent storm ripped through the TPC Blue Monster at Doral on Thursday forcing a three-hour delay. Play was suspended for the night due to darkness and the round was completed Friday morning.

Charley Hoffman, who finished his round of 67 on Thursday, was joined in fourth place by Nick Watney, Martin Laird and world No. 3 Luke Donald.

Six-time champion Tiger Woods birdied the par-five eighth to post a two-under 70. Woods, who only had three holes left Friday morning, ended alongside playing partner Graeme McDowell. The U.S. Open champ birdied the ninth to also shoot 70.

World No. 6 Phil Mickelson struggled badly when they returned Friday morning. Playing with Woods and McDowell, Mickelson bogeyed the seventh and followed with a double-bogey on the par-five eighth.

Mickelson found water off the eighth tee, then again splashed into a pond with his third shot. He finished at one-over 73 and was tied for 48th place.

Defending champion Ernie Els played his final seven holes at even-par with a birdie on the 13th and a bogey on the 16th. Els posted a three-under 69 and shares 18th place.


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