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Marc Leishman is leading the Masters after one round.
Several of golf's household names remain in contention for a Masters title, but there are plenty of names near or at the top of the leaderboard people may be talking about this weekend.
Aussie Marc Leishman sits atop the leaderboard after recording a six-under 66 on Thursday. The 2009 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year failed to make the cut in his only Masters appearance three years ago, but Leishman should be around for the weekend this time.
Entering this week, Leishman had missed the cut in four of his last seven tournaments. Watching Leishman race out to the opening-round lead with seven birdies and one bogey was quite a surprise.
Another fresh face not too far off the lead after day one is David Lynn, who carded a four-under 68. The Englishman came out of nowhere to finish second in last year's PGA Championship, and he does not appear to be phased by his first trip to Augusta.
If Lynn continues to hit fairways at the 71.4 percent clip he did in round one, the long-time European Tour golfer should be able to hang around until the very end.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano also surprised on the first day of action down south. The Spaniard finished No. 61 in his first trip to the Masters last year, but he now finds himself in contention after turning in a four-under 68.
Six birdies and two bogeys filled up Fernandez-Castano's scorecard, which is a promising sign for the nine-year professional.
Do not be surprised if none of these three players are still in the hunt come Sunday; however, their opening-round performances deserve some recognition.