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Olesen in 3-way tie for 1st-round lead at inaugural Mauritius Open

Thorbjorn Olesen, Wang Jeung-hun and Carlos Pigem all opened with a 6-under 65 Thursday for a share of the first-round lead at the inaugural Mauritius Open.

The three were the early pacesetters on the Indian Ocean island in a new tournament shared by the European, Asian and South African golf tours.

Denmark's Olesen picked up six birdies in his opening nine after returning from a three-month injury layoff. South Korea's Wang had six birdies and didn't drop a shot at Heritage Golf Club at the Domaine de Bel Ombre resort on the south coast.

Pigem of Spain birdied four of his last six holes.

European Tour rookie Daniel Woltman of the United States was tied for sixth after a 67.