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American golfer Kevin Streelman, Thomas Bjorn share 1st round lead at World Cup

  • Stuart Manley from Wales lines up a putt on the 18th green during the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

  • K.J Choi from South Korea hits an approach shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

  • Thomas Bjorn from Denmark hits an approach shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

  • Adam Scott from Australia hits an approach shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

Kevin Streelman and Thomas Bjorn shot 5-under 66s Thursday to share the lead after the first day of the World Cup.

Streelman birdied five of six holes on the back nine at Royal Melbourne, but the American then finished with two late bogeys.

K.J. Choi, Martin Laird and Stuart Manley were tied for third, one stroke behind Streelman and Bjorn.

Another American, Matt Kuchar, had four bogeys on the back nine for 71. The Americans and Denmark were tied for the team lead, three strokes ahead of Portugal.

Adam Scott, who won the Australian PGA and Australian Masters over the past two weeks, had a quintuple-bogey 9 on the 12th hole and shot 75.