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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jin Jeong
Needing a win to retain his European Tour card, Peter Hedblom started in cool, calm fashion Thursday by shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Jin Jeong of South Korea and two Australians after the first round of the Perth International.
As Boris Stantchev dropped golf balls all over the 18th green and watched the crazy rolls caused by the contours, his playing companions tried to find an adequate comparison for what they just experienced playing Chambers Bay for the first time.
"I hit 6-iron from 167 meters _ I didn't think it was going to be in but I hit a pretty good shot ... heard people cheering," Jeong said. "If I play well like today, I can be top of the leaderboard as well."