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Louis Oosthuizen Follows-Up British Open Victory With Strong Showing At Scandinavian Masters

Just four days after his dominating victory at St. Andrews, South African Louis Oosthizen remained hot, shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round of the Scandinavian Masters at the Bro Hof Slott Golf Course in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday. His first round score puts him in a three-way tie for the lead with American Dustin Johnson and Australian Richard Green. Oosthuizen is the highest ranked player in the field.

From Golf.com via the AP:

The South African finished the front 9 in 1-under 35. He had five more birdies on the back 9, but was unable to take the overall lead after a bogey at the 13th.

Green reached his 67 after posting three consecutive birdies from the 11th. The Australian is going for his first European Tour win since 2007.

Italian Edoardo Molinari was one shot back in a four-way tie for fourth. Molinari won the Scottish Open in impressive fashion the week before the British Open for his first career European Tour victory.

The full leaderboard can be found on the European Tour's official website.