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Scott Stallings has wild first round at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Nobody got out of the gate quicker than Scott Stallings, with the Worcester, Mass., native knocking in birdie putts on his first five holes to take the early lead Thursday at the Players Championship. He added two more birdies after his initial blast, including one at the 18th hole, but that simply let him sign for a 1-under-par 71.

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