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Richard T. Lee hits a shot during round one of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Jan. 16, 2020.

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Canadian golfer Richard T. Lee is one shot off the lead after the opening round of the SMBC Singapore Open.

Lee, from Toronto, shot 5-under-par 66 and is in a four-way tie for second, one stroke back of Thailand’s Kosuke Hamamoto.

The US$1-million tournament is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Tour. It features a solid international field, including American Matt Kuchar (66), Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (68) and England’s Justin Rose (68).

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Lee, 29, has won twice on the Asian Tour and finished 33rd on the circuit’s order of merit last year.

Lee is 392nd in the world golf rankings.

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