Piercy fires 9-under 62 to lead 3M Open by 2 shots
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Scott Piercy got off to a blistering start at the inaugural 3M Open on Thursday, firing a 9-under 62 in Round 1 to lead the tournament by two shots.

The 40-year-old carded six back-nine birdies at TPC Twin Cities to surge past early leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin, securing his two-stroke edge with a bogey-free round.

Matsuyama's lone bogey of the day came on his final hole, dropping him back to 7-under. Hadwin later joined him after birdieing four of his final six holes.

Here's how the top of the leaderboard looks following Round 1:

Position Player To Par R1 Score
1 Scott Piercy -9 62
T2 Hideki Matsuyama -7 64
T2 Adam Hadwin -7 64
T4 Brian Harman -6 65
T4 Sungjae Im -6 65
T4 Patton Kizzire -6 65
T4 Sam Saunders -6 65
T4 Arjun Atwal -6 65

Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau sit at 5-under, four behind the leader Piercy. Brooks Koepka also put himself in contention with a 4-under 67 on Day 1.

Meanwhile, a triple-bogey on his ninth hole derailed Phil Mickelson's day. He ended at 3-over and well outside the top 125.

Round 2 begins at 7:50 a.m. ET on Friday.

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