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Levin and Stanley Lead the Farmers Insurance Open

San Diego native Phil Mickelson struggled on the South on Thursday when he hit into 11 bunkers. He finished with a 5-over-par 77.

Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley shot 10-under-par 62s today to take the lead after the first round of the $6 million Farmers Insurance Open at .

Both played Torrey Pines North, which is considered to be the easier of the two courses being used in the tournament, and traditionally delivers the first-round leaders. Those on the North today will play the tougher South course on Friday.

While not in the lead, Marc Turnesa shot a 66 to lead the field on the South course. He'll play the North links Friday.

San Diego native and Rancho Santa Fe resident Phil Mickelson struggled on the South when he hit into 11 bunkers. He finished with a 5-over-par 77.

Defending champion Bubba Watson shot a 69 on the North course, landing him in a tie for 37th place.

Tiger Woods received a $1.5 million guarantee to play a tournament in Abu Dhabi this weekend, rather than appear in San Diego as he usually does. Appearance fees are not allowed on the PGA Tour.

The tournament winner will receive $1.044 million.

–City News Service

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