Posted January 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ricardo Santos of Portugal had five birdies on his back nine to finish with a 7-under 65 Wednesday in the opening round of the Qatar Masters, taking a one shot lead over Anthony Wall and Peter Whiteford. Santos finished with eight birdies to go with a lone bogey on his second hole. Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday, the 30-year-old golfer from Portugal is looking for his second win on the European Tour. Wall of England shot a bogey-free round that included four birdies on the front nine and a final birdie on the par-5, 18th. Whiteford, of Scotland, collected six birdies in a bogey-free round. Several Manchester United players were in the gallery. The team is training in Qatar.
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Ricardo Santos of Portugal made five birdies on his back nine to finish with a 7-under-par 65 Wednesday in the opening round of the Qatar Masters, taking a one shot lead over Anthony Wall and Peter Whiteford. Santos, the European Tour's Rookie of the Year in 2012, finished with eight birdies to go with a lone bogey, on his second hole. Coming off a fourth-place finish at the...
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