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Day, Leishman keep Australia near the top after 1st round of the RBC Heritage

  • Jason Day, of Australia, reacts after missing a birdie putt on ninth green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    Jason Day, of Australia, reacts after missing a birdie putt on ninth green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS YEAR - Brian Davis, of England, reacts to a missed birdie putt on the eighth green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    CORRECTS YEAR - Brian Davis, of England, reacts to a missed birdie putt on the eighth green during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS YEAR - Brian Davis, of England, watches his drive down the ninth fairway during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    CORRECTS YEAR - Brian Davis, of England, watches his drive down the ninth fairway during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Jason Day and Marc Leishman kept the Australian flag flying high at the RBC Heritage.

Four days after countryman Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, Day and Leishman shot 4-under 67 and trailed leader Brian Davis by two shots Thursday after the first round at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Davis lost a playoff to Jim Furyk in 2010 at Harbour Town after calling a penalty on himself. This time, the Englishman birdied eight of his final 14 holes for a 65 to pull past Day and Leishman, who were back in contention after falling short Sunday at Augusta National.

Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman were a stroke behind Davis at 66, while Johnson Wagner also shot 67. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson led a large group at 68.