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Davis off to a flying start in Korea

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Australian golfer Cameron Davis has made a flying start in his bid to claim a start at next year's US Masters by setting the early running at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in South Korea.

Davis carded an opening round of seven-under 65 to sit atop the leaderboard at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, two strokes clear of Japan's Yuwa Kosahira.

The Australian came up just short in unfortunate circumstances at this event last year, when it was played in Hong Kong.

He was one shot off the lead when a nearby typhoon saw the cancellation of the final day's play.

Davis had four birdies in his first four holes and another four in the closing six holes.

"I'm just trying to enjoy it really, the more pressure you put on yourself in an event like this the harder it is to perform and the harder it is to concentrate on the task at hand," Davis said.

The winner of this event earns an automatic start at next year's Masters at Augusta.

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