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Westwood leads Andalucia Open

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PUERTO BANUS, Spain — Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead at the Andalucia Open.

The event’s defending champion sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the first hole and then picked up five more birdies through the 10th at the Aloha Golf Club.

“I didn’t make too many mistakes and my course management was good,” Westwood said. “I’ve got one eye on the Masters … and nothing beats winning for confidence.”

Danny Willett, a member of the 2007 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team, and Jan-Are Larsen were tied for second at 66.

Willett, a top-ranked amateur who received an invitation to play, had two eagles on his first seven holes. He opened on the back nine and eagled the 10th, and then hit a 4-iron to three feet on the 16th.

“I was quite nervous for my first European Tour event,” the 20-year-old said. “The eagle took a lot of first-hole nerves away and relieved the pressure.”

Matthew Millar (67) was two strokes behind in fourth, and five players were tied at 68, including teenager Rory McIlory. Two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, who was playing in his first tournament after a nine-month layoff because of injury problems, shot 71.

Scores with relation to par from the Andalucia Open, played March 27 at the par-72, 6,881-yard Aloha Golf Club in Marbella, Spain (Note: a-amateur):

1. Lee Westwood 65
-7 2. Jan-Are Larsen 66
-6 2. a-Danny Willett 66
-6 4. Matthew Millar 67
-5 5. Emanuele Canonica 68
-4 5. Christian Cevaer 68
-4 5. Maarten Lafeber 68
-4 5. Damien McGrane 68
-4 5. Rory McIlroy 68
-4 10. Gregory Bourdy 69
-3 10. David Drysdale 69
-3 10. Mark Foster 69
-3 10. Peter Hedblom 69
-3 10. Michael Jonzon 69
-3 10. Thomas Levet 69
-3 10. Alexander Noren 69
-3 10. Henrik Nystrom 69
-3 10. Juan Parron 69
-3 10. Florian Praegant 69
-3 10. Carl Suneson 69
-3 21. Richard Bland 70
-2 21. Ariel Canete 70
-2 21. Jamie Donaldson 70
-2 21. Bradley Dredge 70
-2 21. Pelle Edberg 70
-2 21. Oliver Fisher 70
-2 21. Alastair Forsyth 70
-2 21. David Lynn 70
-2 21. Stuart Manley 70
-2 21. Pablo Martin 70
-2 21. Jarmo Sandelin 70
-2 21. Marcel Siem 70
-2 21. Patrik Sjöland 70
-2 34. Markus Brier 71
-1 34. Eduardo De La Riva 71
-1 34. Simon Dyson 71
-1 34. Johan Edfors 71
-1 34. Martin Erlandsson 71
-1 34. Ignacio Garrido 71
-1 34. David Griffiths 71
-1 34. Anders Hansen 71
-1 34. Martin Kaymer 71
-1 34. Jose Maria Olazábal 71
-1 34. Gary Orr 71
-1 34. Gareth Paddison 71
-1 34. Jean Van de Velde 71
-1 34. Simon Wakefield 71
-1 48. Phillip Archer 72
E 48. John Bickerton 72
E 48. Thomas Bjorn 72
E 48. Gary Clark 72
E 48. Robert Dinwiddie 72
E 48. David Frost 72
E 48. Ricardo Gonzalez 72
E 48. Peter Hanson 72
E 48. Simon Khan 72
E 48. Peter Lawrie 72
E 48. Mikael Lundberg 72
E 48. David Park 72
E 48. Manuel Quiros 72
E 48. Lee Slattery 72
E 48. Anthony Wall 72
E 63. Juan Abbate 73 + 1 63. Fredrik Andersson Hed 73 + 1 63. Sion E. Bebb 73 + 1 63. Rafael Cabrera Bello 73 + 1 63. Gabriel Canizares 73 + 1 63. Darren Clarke 73 + 1 63. Robert-Jan Derksen 73 + 1 63. Rafa Echenique 73 + 1 63. Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 73 + 1 63. Peter Gustafsson 73 + 1 63. Birgir Hafthorsson 73 + 1 63. Per-Ulrik Johansson 73 + 1 63. Craig Lee 73 + 1 63. Pedro Linhart 73 + 1 63. Sam Little 73 + 1 63. Santiago Luna 73 + 1 63. Miguel Angel Martin 73 + 1 63. Ross McGowan 73 + 1 63. Alvaro Salto 73 + 1 63. Benoit Teilleria 73 + 1 63. Alvaro Velasco 73 + 1 63. Paul Waring 73 + 1 63. Peter Whiteford 73 + 1 86. Joakim Bäckström 74 + 2 86. Sébastien Delagrange 74 + 2 86. Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño 74 + 2 86. Stephen Gallacher 74 + 2 86. Miguel Angel Jiménez 74 + 2 86. Barry Lane 74 + 2 86. Pablo Larrazabal 74 + 2 86. Joost Luiten 74 + 2 86. Francesco Molinari 74 + 2 86. Gary Murphy 74 + 2 86. Hennie Otto 74 + 2 86. Carlos Rodiles 74 + 2 86. Sven Strüver 74 + 2 86. Mads Vibe-Hastrup 74 + 2 86. Tom Whitehouse 74 + 2 86. Fabrizio Zanotti 74 + 2 102. Felipe Aguilar 75 + 3 102. Scott Drummond 75 + 3 102. Philip Golding 75 + 3 102. Garry Houston 75 + 3 102. Jose Manuel Lara 75 + 3 102. Michael Lorenzo-Vera 75 + 3 102. Alan McLean 75 + 3 102. a-Pedro Oriol 75 + 3 102. Ulrich Van Den Berg 75 + 3 102. Sam Walker 75 + 3 102. Fredrik Widmark 75 + 3 113. Jesus Maria Arruti 76 + 4 113. Benn Barham 76 + 4 113. Francois Delamontagne 76 + 4 113. Stephen Dodd 76 + 4 113. Richard Finch 76 + 4 113. Lee S. James 76 + 4 113. James Kamte 76 + 4 113. Jose Lorca 76 + 4 113. Jean-Francois Lucquin 76 + 4 113. Iain Pyman 76 + 4 113. Alvaro Quiros Garcia 76 + 4 113. Zane Scotland 76 + 4 113. Marc Warren 76 + 4 113. Martin Wiegele 76 + 4 127. Diego Borrego 77 + 5 127. Magnus A. Carlsson 77 + 5 127. David Dixon 77 + 5 127. Anton Haig 77 + 5 127. Andrew McLardy 77 + 5 127. Andrew Oldcorn 77 + 5 127. Jean-Francois Remesy 77 + 5 127. Paolo Terreni 77 + 5 127. Julio Zapata 77 + 5 136. José Manuel Carriles 78 + 6 136. Paul Lawrie 78 + 6 136. Steve Webster 78 + 6 139. Luis Claverie 79 + 7 139. Miles Tunnicliff 79 + 7 139. Leif Westerberg 79 + 7 142. Peter Baker 80 + 8 143. Ben Evans 81 + 9

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