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CHASKA, MN - AUGUST 15: Richard Sterne of South Africa hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the third round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on August 15, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Germany's Maximilian Kieffer and South Africa's Richard Sterne each shot an 8-under-par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the European Tour's Joburg Open. Kieffer and Sterne both had bogey-free rounds on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club to move ahead of another South African, Bryce Easton, who had a 7-under 65 on the East Course. American Peter Uihlein was one of eight players tied for fourth at 6 under. Kieffer had eight birdies. Sterne sank six birdies and an eagle on No. 9 on the par-71 West, continuing the fine early season form that saw him finish second at the Dubai Desert Classic. ''You feel you need to put a good score together on the West Course, and I did that,'' Sterne said. ''Now I've got three tough rounds on the East and, hopefully, I can give myself a chance on Sunday.'' Easton's round was boosted by a hole in one on the par-3 12th on the longer, par-72 East Course. Uihlein had a single bogey on No. 17 on the Wes...
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