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Le Vesconte, Jones lead after first round

1/20/2004

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australians Adam Le Vesconte and Brendan Jones moved into position to play in the British Open, shooting 3-under 69s in the wind Tuesday to share the first-round lead in an international qualifying tournament.

The top four players after the second round Wednesday will earn
spots in the July 15-18 tournament at Royal Troon in Scotland.

Australia's Euan Walters opened with a 70 on the Kingston Heath
course, and countrymen Paul Sheehan, David McKenzie, Andrew Buckle
and Craig Carmichael shot 71s.