Dubuisson takes 2-shot lead at Ballantine's

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Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 4:00 PM

SEOUL, Korea (AP) — Victor Dubuisson of France overcame tough scoring conditions to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a two-shot lead after the first-round of the Ballantine's Championship on Thursday.

Cold weather and a fierce wind made for high scores at Blackstone Golf Club, with only 17 of the 156 players in the European Tour finishing under par.

Dubuisson had eight birdies, but did not escape the thick undergrowth lining many of the holes, making a double bogey at the fourth hole and starting his round from the 10th tee with a bogey.

He leads a group of five players at 2 under, including Paul Casey of England.

British Open champion Darren Clarke shot a 77.

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