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European Golf Dodt Leads By Two After First Round Of Mauritius Open.

Despite gusty weather conditions, Australia's Andrew Dodt made a six-under 66 to take a two-shot lead in the Mauritius open in beau champs.

Dodt managed six birdies and an eagle at the four seasons golf club, along with two bogeys.

Behind him came Rashid khan of India and Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, both with four-under rounds of 68. Khan made seven birdies and three bogeys while Rahman had five birdies and dropped just one shot.

Sharing fourth place on 69 were Estanislao Goya of Argentina and South Korea's Wang Jeung-Hun, fresh from winning the Trophee Hassan ii in morocco last week. Both of them made four birdies and just one bogey.

Defending champion George Coetzee of South Africa was stayed in touch with a one-under 71. Coetzee had four birdies but dropped three shots during his round for a share of ninth with 12 other players.