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George Coetzee leads Qatar Masters

Updated: January 22, 2014, 11:02 AM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- George Coetzee of South Africa needed just 21 putts to shoot an 8-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Wednesday.

Coetzee eagled the par-5 10th hole and birdied his closing three holes in a round that was just two shots more than his best on the European Tour, a 62 which equaled the Old Course record at St. Andrews in Scotland 15 months ago.

"I was quite lucky to get away with a few shots," he said. "There's a lot of luck ...

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