• Kyodo


Little-known Hideto Tanihara rode a hot putter as he ignited with a 7-under-par 65 on Friday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the thick fog-reduced Mandom Lucido Yomiuri Open golf tournament.

The scheduled first round on Thursday was canceled due chiefly to a thick fog and a nearing typhoon, making the event a 54-hole affair.

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