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Created: 11/28/2015 6:23 PM WNYT.com
By The Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott went in opposite directions at the Australian Open on Friday, while Matt Jones used home-course advantage to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a three-stroke lead.

Jones, a member at The Australian Golf Club, had a 7-under 135 total on a course that was playing only slightly easier a day after brutal wind and heat sent scores soaring.

Australia's Todd Sinnott was second after a 70, while the top-ranked Spieth (68) and playing partner Geoff Ogilvy (71) were in a group of five tied for third, four behind Jones. Spieth won last year.

Scott shot a 73 and was at 2 over, nine strokes out of the lead.


MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's Charl Schwartzel shot a 5-under 67 to open a five-stroke lead in the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Schwartzel had an 11-under 133 total at Leopard Creek. He won the event in 2005, 2012 and 2013.

Spain's Pablo Martin Benavides (69), South Africa's Richard Sterne (70), France's Benjamin Hebert (70) and the Netherland's Joost Luiten (70) were tied for second.

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