2012 Australian Open leaderboard: John Senden leads after 1st round

Ryan Pierse

John Senden has a two-stroke lead after the first round of play. Justin Rose is one of five golfers in a tie for second place.

John Senden is the leader after the first round of the 2012 Australian Open. Senden shot a six-under 66, giving him a two-stroke advantage over a group of five players tied for second place at -4.

One of those players tied for second is Justin Rose, who is ranked among the top five golfers in the world. World No. 7 Adam Scott is tied for 28th after an even-par round. Many of the big names in golf, like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, are not participating in this event.

Behind the group at -4 are three golfers at three under par. Eight players are -2, including Stuart Appleby, and there is a large group of golfers at one-under as well.

Here is a look at the top of the leaderboard:

1. John Senden (-6)
T2. Justin Rose (-4)
T2. Kim Felton (-4)
T2. Richard Green (-4)
T2. Brendan Jones (-4)
T2. Gareth Paddison (-4)
T7. Stephen Allan (-3)
T7. Nick Flanagan (-3)
T7. Marcus Fraser (-3)

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