Georgia player Scott drives Canada at World Amateurs

Updated: October 26, 2006, 10:00 PM ET
Associated Press

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa -- Richard Scott and Andrew Parr shot under-par rounds in windy conditions Thursday to give Canada a two-stroke lead after the first round of the World Amateur Team Championships.

Scott, a University of Georgia player from Kingsville, Ontario, had a 3-under 69, and Parr, a Texas A&M standout from London, Ontario, shot a 70 to give Canada a 5-under 139 total. They are teaming with James Love, whose 73 did not count in the team total.

The Netherlands was second, France followed at 2 under, and the defending champion United States was another stroke back along with South Africa, Austria, Malaysia and Mexico. Georgia's Chris Kirk led the United States with a 71, NCAA champion Jonathan Moore of Oklahoma State had a 72 and longtime amateur star Trip Kuehne opened with a 78.

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