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Robert Beck/SI
Thursday, December 11, 2008

MALELANE, South Africa(AP) Michael Jonzon of Sweden had three birdies and an eagle through seven holes Thursday en route to a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Jonzon added two birdies on the back nine at Leopard Creek for a bogey-free opening round. He shares the lead with Len Mattiace of the United States.

``The greens were very receptive, and even though I wasn't driving that well today, it didn't matter what side of the pin you left the ball,'' Jonzon said. ``It all went right for me.''

Mattiace had one bogey and eight birdies.

``I don't think I've ever played a round where I've hit it close that many times,'' Mattiace said. Mattiace missed out on the PGA Tour Qualifying School final, but played last week in Argentina.

``I really challenged myself'' Mattiace said.

Lee Westwood, Robert Rock, Johan Edfors and Rafael Cabrero Bello each shot 66.

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