Scott Piercy leads CIMB Classic with 1st-round 10-under 62

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Scott Piercy shot a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic on Thursday.

The American made 10 birdies at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to pull away from Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who had a 65.

Jason Gore was a stroke back, tied for third on 66 with American compatriots Keagan Bradley and Charles Howell III plus Germany's Alex Cejka and Cameron Smith of Australia. Eight players shared eighth place on 67, including last year's runner up Kevin Na.

Adam Scott was tied for 16th on 68 in a group of 10 players including Padriag Harrington and Scott Brown, who made a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th.