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2012 Players Championship Leaderboard: Martin Laird Finishes Front 9 In Sole Possession Of Lead

Martin Laird continues to stay atop the leaderboard at the 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He entered the day tied with Ian Poulter at 7-under, but he is in sole possession of first place at 9-under after the front nine. Ian Poulter does not tee off until 11:39 a.m. MT.

Laird made birdie on Holes 2 and 5, but he had his first bogey of the tournament on Hole No. 4, taking five strokes on the par-4 hole. He closed out his first nine holes with a birdie on the par-5 ninth hole.

Charlie Wi has made an early charge up the leaderboard with his 6-under round, sitting at 7-under in a tie with Poulter for second place. He made five birdies on the front nine and continued with a birdie on Hole No. 11.

Pos. Name Total Hole Round
1 Martin Laird -9 9 -2
T2 Charlie Wi -7 11 -6
T2 Ian Poulter -7 11:39am* N/A
T4 Jonathan Byrd -6 9* -2
T4 Blake Adams -6 10:25am* N/A
T6 Brendon de Jonge -5 13 -2
T6 Adam Scott -5 8* -1
T6 Bill Haas -5 8* -1
T6 Brian Davis -5 6 -1
T6 Kevin Na -5 11:18am N/A

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