Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WELLINGTON, New Zealand(AP) American Brandt Snedeker tied a course record with a 6-under 66 to take a four-shot lead after the first round of the Kiwi Challenge on Monday.

Snedeker finished the first day of the four-man event at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand's Northland province ahead of compatriots Anthony Kim (70), Hunter Mahan (71) and Australian Adam Scott, who shot a 73.

The tournament continues Tuesday on the Cape Kidnappers course at Hawke's Bay in New Zealand's central North Island.

The winner's prize is $1.5 million.

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