• Kyodo


Jun Kikuchi, winless in his seven-year professional career, shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the ANA Open.

Kikuchi birdied three straight holes from the fourth to highlight a bogey-free round at the Sapporo Golf Club Wattsu Course, with Masashi Ozaki leading a trio tied for second place at 67.

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