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Golf News // Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen cards 61 to claim two-shot lead after Day one in Dubai (www.espn.com)

Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen eased into a two-shot lead after the opening day at the Dubai Championship on Thursday as he signed for a flawless 63 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Hansen, who claimed his maiden European Tour victory almost a year ago at the Joburg Open in South Africa, got off to a superb start in Dubai, hitting five birdies in the last six holes on the front nine before adding four more birdies on his way back to the clubhouse.

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Should Hansen win this week, he would become the fourth Dane to win in the past 10 Tour events.

“I loved it, no wind, perfect conditions and lovely to play in. I kept the ball in play, hit a lot of fairways in the first 14 holes but I holed the putts I needed, missed a few ones but you can’t hole…

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