Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Walters Leads Joburg Open

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Walters Leads Joburg Open

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Walters leads Joburg Open

Justin Walters made birdie on the last hole to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour's Joburg Open on Thursday. The South African made his sixth birdie of the day on No. 18 for a 7-under 65 on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington. That gave Walters a narrow advantage over six men tied for second at 6 under.

EurAsia Cup * Europe captain Darren Clarke was keen to stress that the Ryder Cup in September wasn't in his thoughts heading into the second edition of the EurAsia Cup this week.

"There's no Ryder Cup stuff going on in the back of my mind," Clarke said.

It seems his players see it differently.

"One of the main reasons I wanted to play the EurAsia Cup so much was to get invaluable team experience in a Ryder Cup year," said Irish player Shane Lowry, going into the match against Asia starting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. …

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