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Kris Blanks leads Canadian Open

Updated: July 22, 2011, 11:13 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kris Blanks has been to Vancouver before, usually just to visit his wife's family, and never with his golf clubs.

The 38-year-old from Georgia is glad he brought the clubs this time.

Blanks shot a 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after a tough first day at the Canadian Open on Thursday.

"When you are traveling with two kids and a suitcase full of Christmas presents the last thing you want to do is drag your golf clubs," Blanks said.

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