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Amateur Marcus Kinhult joined by Jens Dantorp, Chris Paisley atop Nordea

MALMO, Sweden -- Swedish amateur Marcus Kinhult was in a three-way tie for the lead on the opening day of the Nordea Masters after a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

Countryman Jens Dantorp and England's Chris Paisley were with him, 1 stroke ahead of nine golfers at 4 under.

Kinhult, 18, collected five birdies on the back nine.

"I just want to keep on playing and hope I'll be able to accelerate. It's just the first of four rounds," he told Swedish news agency TT.

Paisley bogeyed his second hole but had six birdies at PGA of Sweden National.

World No. 4 Henrik Stenson came in at 2 under, while defending champion Thongchai Jaidee carded a 1-over 73.