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Golf: Dougherty in Lead at US Open First Round

English golfer Nick Dougherty has the lead after the first round of the U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The par-70 course was difficult, as predicted, and only two golfers were under par Thursday. Dougherty shot a two-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead over Angel Cabrera of Argentina.

At even par, two shots off the pace, are American Bubba Watson and Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal. World No. 1 Tiger Woods of the United States is in a group of 16 golfers who shot one-over-par 71, three strokes behind the leader.

Also in that group are world No. 3 Jim Furyk of the United States, No. 7 Vijay Singh of Fiji and defending champion Geoff Ogilvy of Australia.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.