Jonas Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

Jonas Blixt of Sweden tees off on the 12th hole during the final round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014
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Sweden's Jonas Blixt records an opening-round 64 to lead the Greenbrier Classic by one shot.

Jonas Blixt has recorded an opening-round 64 to top the leaderboard at the Greenbrier Classic.

The Swede hit eight birdies during Thursday's play to gain a slender advantage over a group of eight players who ended the round on five-under-par.

A further eight players, including Steve Stricker, sat a shot further adrift, while Patrick Reed and Keegan Bradley finished alongside 11 others who were three shots back on a clustered leaderboard.

The top British effort came from England's Brian Davis, who shot a round of 69 to end the opening day in a tie for 53rd position.

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