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Kirk Triplett, Thaworn Wiratchant take first-round lead at Senior British Open

Kirk Triplett, who was born in Moses Lake and attended high school in Pullman, is tied for the first-round lead at St. Andrews. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)
Kirk Triplett, who was born in Moses Lake and attended high school in Pullman, is tied for the first-round lead at St. Andrews. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

American Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 7-under 65s on Thursday in St. Andrews, Scotland, to lead the Senior British Open by one stroke after the opening round but both will be keeping a close eye on defending champion Bernhard Langer.

Langer is tied for fifth alongside former PGA champion David Toms and another American, Scott McCarron, with the trio one shot behind former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and Canadian Stephen Ames.

As many as 16 players shot 68 or less, a figure that almost included 68-year old Tom Watson, on a bright and breezy day.

The seven men atop the leaderboard were all at least 3-under par by the turn. But it was a different matter coming home. No one in the 144-strong field was better than 3 under for their final nine holes.


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