Erik Compton earns share of lead in McGladrey Classic

Erik Compton plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open at TPC Summerlin on October 17, 2014
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Erik Compton shoots a 65 to earn a share of the lead with three other players in the McGladrey Classic.

Erik Compton opened with a round of 65 at the McGladrey Classic to earn a share of the lead with three other players in Georgia.

The 35-year-old, who finished second behind Martin Kaymer at the US Open earlier this year, offered a sign of things to come with birdies on the first two holes, and he continued his impressive form to reach five-under-par.

Brian Harman carded four birdies on the back nine to record his own round of 65, while Will MacKenzie recovered from a double-bogey on his seventh hole to join the leaders.

Michael Thompson was also in fine form at the Seaside Course as he holed six birdies to make it to five-under.

Pre-tournament favourite Webb Simpson is two shots behind the leading quartet alongside Ryder Cup teammate Matt Kuchar, while Padraig Harrington started his tournament with a disappointing round of 71.

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