• Kyodo


Unheralded Tadahiro Takayama sizzled with a no-bogey 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Mizuno Open.

Toshimitsu Izawa, the 2001 money rankings winner, birdied the final three holes over the 7,256-yard course for a 67 and stands alone in second place.

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