Allen Shoots 7-under 63 To Lead Fry's open

Scottsdale, Arizona resident Michael Allen matched his career-low round with a 7-under 63 to take the first-round lead in the Fry's Electronics Open in Arizona.

Nick Watney, Rich Beem and Frank Lickliter are two strokes back.

It wasn't as much fun for Phil Mickelson, second on this year's money list and the biggest name in the tournament. Mickelson hit three balls into the desert and wound up at 1-over 71, eight strokes behind Allen.

Greenville, North Carolina native Will MacKenzie shot a 2-under par 68 and is tied for 23rd heading into round two.