2012 U.S. Open: Michael Thompson Atop Leaderboard After First Round

The first round of the 2012 U.S. Open is in the books, and there are some notable names near the top of the leaderboard.

At the very top of the leaderboard, however, is Michael Thompson, the No. 107-ranked player in the world, at -4. Thompson bogeyed his first hole, and three of the first six, but he didn't have another bogey the rest of the way and finished with seven birdies for a score of 66.

The most notable pairing of the first round was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and former University of Georgia golfer Bubba Watson. Woods is -1, while Mickelson is +6 and Watson is +8.

As for some other players with Georgia ties, former Georgia Tech golfer Matt Kuchar and Georgia resident Jason Bohn are tied for seventh at even-par.

You can view the entire leaderboard here. Here is the top 10:

1. Michael Thompson: -4

T-2. Graeme McDowell -1

T-2. Nick Watney -1

T-2 Justin Rose -1

T-2 Tiger Woods -1

T-2 David Toms -1

T-7 Jim Furyk E

T-7 Matt Kuchar E

T-7 Ian Poulter E

T-7 Five more tied at even par

For more on the 2012 U.S. Open, check out SB Nation's golf hub, as well as the U.S. Open's official website.

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