June 21 2012
CROMWELL, Conn. -- David Mathis’ once-torrid pace has slowed -- he just made the turn at 5 under after a bogey on the 18th.
One shot behind him on the leaderboard: Rocco Mediate, who is 4 under through his first eight holes.
Meanwhile, the featured group of Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson and Keegan Bradley is nearing the turn. Simpson leads the trio at 2 under, while Watson and Bradley are both 1 under.
Will Claxton had a chance to grab the clubhouse lead at 6 under earlier, but he bogeyed the par-4 18th hole to finish with a 65 and a share of the clubhouse lead.
Claxton missed the green right, then failed to get up and down, leaving himself over 20 feet after a poor shot out of the greenside bunker.