Thursday, February 07, 2013

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Germany's Maximilian Kiefer and South Africa's Richard Sterne shot 8-under 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the European Tour's Joburg Open.

Kiefer, who finished second at the Dubai Desert Classic, and Sterne had bogey-free rounds on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

South Africa's Bryce Easton had a 7-under 65 on the East Course. American Peter Uihlein was one of eight players tied for fourth at 6 under.

Kiefer had eight birdies while Sterne made six birdies and an eagle on No. 9. Easton made a hole-in-one on the par-3 12th.

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