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    Go takes one-stroke lead over Mamaril, Park

    Mar 12, 2013

    CEBUANO phenomenon Lloyd Jefferson Go fired a two-under-par 70 on Tuesday to set the pace in the 18th WWWExpress-DHL Amateur Open presented by the MVP Sports Foundation at tree-lined Canlubang North in Laguna.

    After recently helping Cebu Country Club to a second-straight victory in the Interclub golf tournament, Go put himself in position to claim a top individual title in a PLDT Group Amateur Golf Tour event.

    The 17-year-old traded two birdies for two bogeys on the front nine but picked up shots on the 10th and 11th for a 36-34 card and a one shot lead.

    Chris Mamaril and Korean Park Min-ung returned 71s, while former national champion Jik-Jik Abdon matched par to share fourth place with three others including Japanese teenager Gen Nagai, also a member of the Cebu CC squad.

    Struggling in the first round were Keanu Jahns with a 75 and Rupert Zaragosa with a 77.

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    Jahns started off with a bogey and never got back on track, winding up with nines of 38-37.

    Zaragosa had a decent start with two pars but dropped a total of four strokes in his next three holes, including three on the short par-4 3rd. He then had two birdies in his next seven holes only to go bogey-bogey from No. 13.

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