OARAI, Ibaraki Pref. – Veteran Masayuki Kawamura eagled his first hole after the turn and shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over the field after the first round of the Mitsubishi Diamond Cup on Thursday.
Nobuhiro Masuda had eight birdies, a bogey and a double bogey at the par-4 sixth to finish alone in second at 67 in the 110 million yen event featuring 144 golfers.
Hideto Tanihara and Daisuke Maruyama were among a group of seven tied for third at 68.
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