Ozaki Fires Course Record

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Japanese TourSHIMAJIRI, Japan -- Japanese veteran Masashi ``Jumbo'' Ozaki fired a course record 9-under-par 63 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Okinawa Open.
 
Ozaki, who is looking for his first win in 27 events on the Japanese tour this season, knocked down 10 birdies against a lone bogey at the Southern Links golf club to lead Lam Chih Bing and Hiroshi Goda of Singapore, who both shot 65.
 
``I've put a lot of pressure on myself this season,'' said Ozaki. ``But I'm not going to worry too much about it and am already looking forward to next year.''
 
South Korea's Ted Oh was a further stroke back at 66 along with four others.
 
The four-day, $900,000 event is co-sanctioned by the Asian PGA and the Japan Golf Tour Organization.
 
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