Udorn tied for second, Knutzon ahead by two shots

Thailand's Udorn Duangdecha is joint second after the first round.

Noda City: Thailand's Udorn Duangdecha shot a five-under-par 66 to stay joint second in the first round of the Panasonic Open Japan yesterday.

Udorn and Japan's Satoshi Kodaira were tied for second, two strokes behind Jason Knutzon of the US, who fired a 64 in the US$1.37 million event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation.

The 41-year-old American mixed his card with eight birdies and one bogey at the Chiba Country Club.

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