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Scott Ties Record With 64 to Take One-Shot Lead at British Open

July 19, 2012

Australian Adam Scott shot a record- tying 64 to hold a one-stroke lead in the opening round of golf’s British Open.

Scott matched the scoring mark for the Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes set by Tom Lehman in the third round in 1996. He’s 6 under par, one shot better than Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and American Zach Johnson.

Tiger Woods is 3 under through 15 holes, three shots behind Scott.

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