• Kyodo


Australia’s Paul Sheehan, who won two tour events last year, shot a 2-under-par 68 Thursday to grab a share of the lead with four others after the first round of the Mitsubishi Diamond Cup.

Sheehan made seven birdies and five bogeys on an exceptionally tough layout for a domestic tournament on a day when relative unknowns Yutaka Horinouchi, Azuma Yano and Sushi Ishigaki finished atop the leaderboard along with veteran American Peter Teravainen.

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