Canizares, Hendry lead after 1st round in Perth

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Associated Press

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 18 at 3:00 PM

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Spain's Alejandro Canizares and New Zealand's Michael Hendry each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Perth International.

Canizares had seven birdies in a bogey-free round at Lake Karrinyup, and Hendry put together five birdies on his second nine. Argentina's Emiliano Grillo was a stroke back, and Englishmen Paul Casey and Andrew Johnson shot 67 in the event sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia.

South Africa's Charl Schwartzel and American Jason Dufner were tied for 29th at 71.

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