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World Cup of Golf: England trail leaders Spain by two strokes

Sullivan and Wood

Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood shot a one-under-par 71

England pair Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan are two strokes behind leaders Spain after the first round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

Spanish duo Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Jon Rahm carded a three-under-par 69 in the opening foursomes to lead France, USA and China by one shot.

“It’s a score we’re proud of,” said Cabrera-Bello, who birdied the 18th in the alternate shot format.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry are level par after one round.

The French pairing of Victor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque posted four birdies and two bogeys, as did Ryder Cup-winning American pair Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.

Wales’ Bradley Dredge and Stuart Manley finished at two over par, while Scotland’s Russell Knox and Duncan Stewart sit bottom of the leaderboard after a six-over-par 78.

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