Kevin Stadler takes lead after round one of French Open

Kevin Stadler poses with the championship trophy after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 2, 2014
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Kevin Stadler takes the clubhouse lead with seven-under 64 in the first round at the French Open in Paris.

Kevin Stadler leads the way in the French Open after carding seven-under 64 in the first round in Paris.

The American hit seven birdies to take a one-shot lead over Marcel Siem, while Stephen Gallacher sits two shots off the pace following seven birdies and two bogeys, which left the Scotsman on 66 for the day.

Graeme McDowell made a steady start to his round by hitting a birdie on the second hole, but after suffering bogeys on the 13th and 14th, the Irishman finished one-under 70.

US Open champion Martin Kaymer had a poor start to his campaign by hitting a double bogey on the first, and three further bogeys by the end of the round to finish on one-over 72.

 Martin Kaymer of Germany watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 13, 2014
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