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Olesen, Wade lead at Perth International

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PERTH, Australia (AP) Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.

Olesen teed off in an afternoon group and had four birdies on each of the front and back nines to equal the mark that Wade, a 46-year-old assistant pro at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Victoria state, set in the morning.

"I played really, really well the front nine. I gave myself a lot of chances there," Olesen said. "Especially my short game was amazing out there. My chipping and bunker shots were really, really good.

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