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Colsaerts shares lead in 1st round of Italian Open

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TURIN, Italy (AP) - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium took a share of the lead in the first round of the Italian Open on Thursday.

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The Ryder Cup standout shot a 65 at the Golf Club Torino to join Ricardo Gonzalez and Maximilian Kieffer at 7 under.

Colsaerts withdrew from last week's KLM Open with the flu and appears to have benefited from some time at home.

``Nothing beats being back home with your mum looking after you,'' Colsaerts said.

Gonzalez missed three cuts in a row since finishing as runner-up at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles but he was on form with six birdies, one bogey and an eagle. Kieffer had a 25-foot putt for the outright lead at the last hole but had to settle for a par.

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