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Brendan Jones Leads Casio Golf

November 22, 2001

KAIMON, Japan (AP) _ Brendan Jones, the 1999 Australian amateur champion, shot an 8-under-par 64 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $1.16 million Casio World Open.

Sharing second place are Masashi ``Jumbo″ Ozaki and Kiyoshi Murota of Japan. Ozaki is seeking his first victory of the season.

Compatriot Mamoru Osanai eagled the 18th hole to finish at 66. Sergio Garcia of Spain is five strokes off the pace after a 69 that included an eagle and four bogeys.

Toshimitsu Izawa, the money leader on the Japanese tour, is not playing because of an injured left thumb.

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