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Former Open champion Ernie Els carded a 68 to stand one shot off lead after round one of the Mercedes...

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Former Open champion Ernie Els carded a 68 to stand one shot off lead after round one of the Mercedes Championship.

He was six under after 11, but dropped a shot at 15 and could not birdie the par five last in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Hawaii.

Geoff Ogilvy had three birdies on each nine to lead by one with Kenny Perry on five under.