Stow shoots +5 in British Open first round

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UK senior golfer Ben Stow picked up two birdies on his way to a 5-over-par first round at the British Open in East Lothian, Scotland, on Thursday.

Stow birdied the par-4 third and the par-5 17th on his way to shooting an opening round score of 76 at the  Muirfield Links course.

Sitting at 1-under-par through six holes, Stow dropped four shots over the next three holes, along with bogeying the 12th, 16th and 18th.

As of 10 a.m.Thursday, Rafael Cabrera-Bello held the clubhouse lead at 4-under-par.