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Matthew Griffin leads Australian Open

Updated: December 2, 2010, 9:34 AM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Matthew Griffin shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open at The Lakes.

Griffin, whose longtime caddie, Peter Beck, died suddenly about a month ago, had seven birdies on some forgiving greens after a large amount of rain fell on the course the previous day.

He had a one-stroke lead over John Senden and was two strokes ahead of Alistair Presnell.

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