Canizares takes early Austrian Open lead

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ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) Alejandro Canizares defied chilly and windy conditions to shoot a 5-under 67 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the opening day of the Austrian Open.

The Spaniard carded an eagle and four birdies to sit in front of a quartet of players, which included former No. 1 Martin Kaymer and John Catlin, a two-time winner in 2020.

"It was tough to keep focused, it was so cold," Canizares said. "It's tough to feel the hands and that's very important."


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