Thursday, May 13, 2010

SON SERVERA, Spain (AP) — James Kingston of South Africa shot a 5-under 65 to take the lead after the first round of the Mallorca Open on Thursday.

Kingston carded six birdies against one bogey at the 6,915-yard Pula Golf Club and is two shots ahead of Spain's Alvaro Velasco.

"It was actually an easy round," said Kingston, a two-time winner on the European Tour.

Velasco, who had five birdies, was also pleased with his round.

"It was a good round," the Barcelona resident said. "I played very well, particularly the back nine."

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, Raphael Jacquelin of France, Irishman Gary Murphy and Spain's Alejandro Canizares each shot 68.

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