Herbert 7-under 64 at Kenya Open day one

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  • Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Benjamin Herbert shrugged off a bogey on his first hole to card a 7-beneath 64 for the significant-round lead at the European Tour’s Kenya Beginning on Thursday.

The Frenchman adopted his walk at No. 1 with four birdies in his next six holes at Karen Nation Club in Nairobi to walk one shot particular of six avid gamers tied for 2d.

Herbert picked up six birdies in all and an eagle three on No. 12 to feature the early whisk. He clinched the lead and broke particular of an eight-man tie for the lead with a birdie on the closing.

Adrian Meronk, Sam Horsfield, Raphael Jacquelin, Bernd Ritthammer, Kalle Samooja, Calum Hill and Connor Syme all shot 65s.

Herbert has by no plot received on the European Tour. He neglected out in playoffs at three tournaments in 2019.

The Kenya Beginning is being played for ethical the 2d time on the tour. It made its debut in 2019 nonetheless was called off closing year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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