Masters: David Lynn leads first round after shooting 68

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Three days ago, David Lynn tweeted the following: 

Three days later, he leads the most famous golf tournament in the world. 

Lynn shot a 33 on the first nine, two shots off the first nine record for a first-time player (a 31, done most recently by Tom Lehman in 1993).

He bogeyed No. 10 (a lot of golfers do) but then birdied No. 11, which is traditionally the second-hardest hole on the course. He went on to birdie No. 12 and No. 15, then bogeyed No. 17 and parred No. 18 to finish off his 4-under 68.

This isn't totally out of nowhere. Lynn finished second in Rory McIlroy's PGA Championship romp last year at Kiawah, but this is just the 39-year-old Englishman's third career major, and first at Augusta.

Lynn finished just four shots off the all-time first-round record score (64) for a first-time player, held by Lloyd Mangrum (1940) and Mike Donald (1990). 

And if you needed another reason to like him, here it is:

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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