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Ace helps Luiten share Gran Canaria lead

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LAS PALMAS, Spain (AP) Joost Luiten hit a hole-in-one en route to a 7-under 63 Thursday that put him in a share of the lead after the first round of the Gran Canaria Open.

Luiten aced the par-3 15th hole in a round that also included seven birdies and two bogeys, leaving him tied with Joachim Hansen, Maximilian Kieffer and Robin Roussel.

"It was a perfect number for me to hit a wedge," Luiten said. "It's just one of these bonus things that happen sometimes."


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