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Francesco Molinari tied for lead

Updated: August 28, 2014, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

TURIN, Italy -- Home favorite Francesco Molinari and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger both shot 66 to share the first round lead at the Italian Open on Thursday, while Stephen Gallacher's bid to earn a late spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team ran into trouble.

Molinari -- who was born in Turin -- and Wiesberger managed six birdies each in their bogey-free rounds to finish six under par. They lead a group of five players, including early leader John Hahn of the United States, by one stroke.

Gallacher, ...

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