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Kevin Stadler keeps lead after round at Barclays

Friday - 8/23/2013, 5:08pm  ET

With the Manhattan skyline in the background, Phil Mickelson putts on the 14th hole during the first round of The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Jersey City, N.J. Round one resumed after being rain delayed Thursday and then stopped by darkness. Tall building at center right is One World Trade Center.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The wind picked up and Kevin Stadler's position didn't change atop the leaderboard after the first round of The Barclays.

Stadler opened with a 7-under 64, a round that took 11 hours to complete because of two rain delays that lasted a total of six hours. Half the field completed the first round Friday morning.

Ben Crane reached 5-under until making bogey on the easy par-4 16th. On the final hole, Crane had to hit 3-wood for his second on the 489-yard hole. He wound up with a 67. Phil Mickelson had to settle for a 71.

Crane is No. 125 in the FedEx Cup and feels lucky to be at Liberty National. He has to move into the top 100 to advance to next week.


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