Posted November 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Rory McIlroy has finished nine shots behind Spanish leader Javier Colomo on the first day Thursday of his defense of the Hong Kong Open title. McIlroy admitted to feel lethargic as he carded a 3-over-par 73. Colomo, ranked 506th, recorded a career-best 6-under 64 in overcast and windy conditions on the suburban Fanling course. That earned him a one-stroke lead over fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Australia's Andrew Dodt, who scored 65s. The 48-year-old Jimenez would break his own record as oldest Hong Kong champion from 2008, and oldest ever winner on the European Tour if he were to capture the title a third time this weekend.
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