17 Apr '14, 2pm

Fresh off a strong finish at the Masters, Lee Westwood grabs early lead in Malaysia: Determined to end a two-y...

Fresh off a strong finish at the Masters, Lee Westwood grabs early lead in Malaysia: Determined to end a two-y...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) --- Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium before play was suspended because of the risk of lightning. A tropical downpour in the afternoon had previously halted play for more than an hour, and 45 players in the 156-man field will have to complete their first round on Friday. The 36th-ranked Westwood is coming off a seventh-place finish at the Masters last weekend -- his best so far this year -- and is looking to repeat his Malaysian Open victory from 1997. "I didn't make the best of starts bogeying ... the first hole, but fortunately that didn't set the tone," Westwood said. "I hit it really well and hit it close a...

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