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Cappelen shoots 65 in first PGA Tour round to take lead in Sanderson Farms Championship

  • Sebastian Cappelen of Denmark, watches his drive on the ninth tee of the Country Club of Jackson during the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Sebastian Cappelen of Denmark, watches his drive on the ninth tee of the Country Club of Jackson during the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Robert Streb reacts to a short putt on the fifth hole during the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Robert Streb reacts to a short putt on the fifth hole during the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

Sebastian Cappelen shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday in his first PGA Tour round to take the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 24-year-old Cappelen, from Denmark, opened with a bogey at the Country Club of Jackson and made eight birdies to take a two-shot lead over Robert Streb, Scott Pinckney and Canada's Nick Taylor.

Cappelen, playing on a sponsor exemption, was an All-American in college at Arkansas. He won the Air Capital Classic in June on the Web.com Tour.

Streb is back in contention two weeks after winning the McGladrey Classic for his first PGA Tour title.

Defending champion Woody Austin had a 70.

Play was suspended because of darkness with 15 players unable to finish.