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Janzen matches tour best with 62 at Disney Classic

Lee Janzen opened with an eagle Thursday and went on to shoot a career-best, 10-under 62 for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the $1-million Disney Golf Classic.

The score matched the best this season on the men's tour and was one off the record for the Magnolia Course.

Janzen was 6-under after five holes.

"After the first five holes, I was hoping not to make a par," Janzen said. "The eagle completely changed my day, but I still wasn't expecting to shoot 62."

Janzen, who started on the back nine, had a 12-foot putt for his eagle on the 514-yard, par-5 10th.

Defending champion Mark O'Meara, Payne Stewart and Andrew Magee were two shots back after 8-under 64s.

United States rolls

in frigid Dunhill Cup

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland _ Fred Couples, David Love III and Tom Kite mastered cold, windswept St. Andrews as the United States beat New Zealand 3-0 in its opening Dunhill Cup match.

Couples shot a 2-under-par 70 to beat Frank Nobilo by five strokes despite a stiff breeze that dropped the wind-chill factor to just above freezing. Love also shot 70 to beat Grant Waite, who shot a 76, and Kite had 71 to edge Greg Turner, who had a 73.

Course officials said the temperature officially was 48 degrees but effectively was 34 because of the wind-chill blowing off the Firth of Tay.

All the players wore white woolen hats. Couples jumped up and down close to the first tee to keep warm and even jogged a few yards down the fairway after his first shot.

"Man, it was freezing out there," Couples said. "Although I love the tournament, you can't really play with enjoyment in conditions like that."

In other opening matches, Australia beat Germany 2{-{, Ireland beat Korea 2-1, Sweden defeated France 2-1, Scotland beat Canada 3-0, South Africa defeated Thailand 3-0, Spain topped Italy 2-1 and England beat Japan 2-1.