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McIlroy 9 shots behind leader Colomo in Hong Kong

Updated: November 15, 2012, 6:39 AM ET
Associated Press

HONG KONG -- Defending champion Rory McIlroy finished nine shots behind leader Javier Colomo after the first round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

McIlroy admitted to feeling lethargic after shooting a 3-over 73.

Colomo, ranked 506th, recorded a career-best 64 in overcast and windy conditions on the suburban Fanling course.

That earned him a one-stroke lead over fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Australia's Andrew Dodt.

The 48-year-old Jimenez would break his ...

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