Dredge, Wilson share Qatar Masters lead

Jan. 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Bradley Dredge and Oliver Wilson each shot 5-under-par 67 Thursday and share the first-round lead at the European PGA Tour's Qatar Masters.

Both leaders had six birdies and a bogey in windy conditions at the Doha Country Club. Robert Karlsson, Alexander Noren, Marcel Siem and Lee Westwood are tied for third at 4-under 68 and Brett Rumford is alone in seventh at 3-under.

Charl Schwartzel, who won the last two weeks and is seeking to be the fourth player to win three consecutive European Tour tournaments, was at 2-under 70 and tied for eighth.

Dredge, playing the back nine first, opened with a bogey and was even on the day after 11 holes. He had a birdie at No. 3 and consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-7 before a closing birdie gave him a share of the lead.

Wilson had a bogey between birdies at Nos. 2 and 4 and moved into first with four birdies in a seven-hole stretch. He closed his round with five straight pars.

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