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Englishman Matt Ford and Irishman Kevin Phelan (pictured) shared the Africa Open first-round lead on 67 after taming blustery East London Golf Club conditions

Ford, Phelan share Africa Open lead

AFP News Englishman Matt Ford and Irishman Kevin Phelan shared the Africa Open first-round lead on 67 Thursday after taming blustery East London Golf Club conditions. Phelan, joint second in the Joburg Open last weekend, collected six birdies over the 6,108-metre (6,679-yard) layout with his sole blemish a bogey five on 11. Ford put unspectacular Joburg Open form -- a share of 43rd spot -- behin…