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Plaphol jumps to one-stroke lead

Kyodo

Chawalit Plaphol of Thailand shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the ANA Open on Thursday.

Chawalit, whose only victory on the JGTO tour came at this tournament two years ago, made seven birdies against a bogey at the Sapporo Golf Club’s par-71 Wattsu Course. Tetsuya Haraguchi, Sushi Ishigaki and Koki Idoki shared second place after 66s.