Kodai Ichihara leads qualifying tourney
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Japan's Kodai Ichihara shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the International qualifying tournament for the British Open.
The 28-year-old Ichihara had seven birdies in a bogey-free round Thursday at Amata Spring Country Club.
The top four finishers in the two-round Asian event will earn spots for the British Open at Royal St. George's.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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