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Colsaerts leads with course record 64 in SAfrica

GEORGE, South Africa (AP)—Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium opened with acourse record 9-under-par 64 to lead the first round of the Volvo Golf Championsat The Links at Fancourt on Thursday.

Colsaerts has a four-stroke lead over South Africa’s Branden Grace andThomas Aiken and England’s Tom Lewis .

The previous course record was 68 set by Tim Clark and Ross Fisher in thefirst round of the 2005 South African Open.

Padraig Harrington showed glimpses of a return to form with a 69, despite adouble-bogey 7 at the last hole.