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Hanson leads three by stroke at Byron Nelson

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POSTED May 15, 2014 11:34 p.m.

RVING, Texas (AP) — Peter Hanson made his only back-nine birdie with a 6-foot putt at the 18th hole Thursday, closing out a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over David Duval and two others after the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Duval, ranked 890th in the world 15 years after being No. 1, birdied his last three holes — Nos. 7-9 — after pitching in from 57 feet for another birdie at the fifth hole. He’s winless since the 2001 British Open.

KINGSMILL
CHAMPIONSHIP

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Azahara Munoz and Austin Ernst had strong finishes to share the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship at 6-under 65.

The former NCAA individual champions completed their morning rounds on the front nine at Kingsmill’s River Course, with Munoz birdieing four of her last seven holes, and Ernst closing with birdies on No. 7 and 9.

REGIONS TRADITION

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jay Haas, Mark Calcavecchia, Olin Browne and Chien Soon Lu shared the first-round lead at 3-under 69 in the Regions Tradition, the first of the 50-and-over tour’s five majors.

With windy, unseasonably cool conditions at Shoal Creek, it was the highest score for first-round leaders at the Tradition since three players tied at 3-under in 1990 at Desert Mountain Club in Arizona.

SPANISH OPEN

GIRONA, Spain (AP) — England’s Eddie Pepperell shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Spanish stars Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez and six others in the Spanish Open.

Garcia is coming off a third-place finish Sunday in The Players Championship on the PGA Tour. He won the 2002 tournament at El Cortijo and has five European Tour victories in Spain.

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