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Santos grabs 1-stroke lead at Qatar Masters

Doha, Qatar (Sports Network) - Ricardo Santos fired a 7-under 65 on Wednesday to establish a 1-shot lead after the opening round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Santos, the 2012 Rookie of the Year, is coming off a fourth-place finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He is looking to secure his second European Tour victory after capturing the Madeira Islands Open title during his inaugural campaign.

Anthony Wall, Peter Whiteford and Alexandre Kaleka all shot 6-under 66 amid pristine conditions at Doha Golf Club to end the first round in a tie for second place.

More to follow.

01/23 09:36:24 ET

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