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Tomori Leads European Open Golf

July 30, 1999

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) _ Katsuyoshi Tomori of Japan eagled the final hole to complete a 6-under 66 Friday and tie New Zealand’s Michael Campbell for the first-round lead in the European Open.

Tomori holed a 15-foot putt for the eagle after reaching the green in two with a driver and 2-iron.

Campbell and Tomori were one shot ahead of a pack at 67, including British Open champion Paul Lawrie and fellow Scot Colin Montgomerie.

Also in at 67 were Australian John Senden, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, Englishmen Malcolm Mackenzie and Peter Mitchell, and Ian Woosnam of Wales.

France’s Jean Van de Velde, who blew a three-stroke lead going into the 72nd hole of the British Open and eventually lost to Lawrie in a playoff, opened with a 2-under 70.

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