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Derksen's career day yields early lead

Updated: February 19, 2009, 6:28 AM ET
Associated Press

PERTH, Australia -- Dutch golfer Robert-Jan Derksen made eight birdies to shoot an 8-under 64 on Thursday and take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic at The Vines.

Derksen was a shot ahead of Mardan Mamat of Singapore and late finishing Tony Carolan of Australia, who closed with an eagle on the par-5 18th to move into a share of second at 7-under 65.

Englishmen Lee Westwood and John Bickerton and Ireland's Damien McGrane were two strokes back in the ...

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