Durban, South Africa (SportsNetwork.com) - Raphael Jacquelin fired a 5-under 67 in testing conditions Thursday to earn a 1-stroke lead at the Volvo Golf Champions.
Last season's Open de Espana winner is seeking his fifth career victory on the European Tour.
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen carded a 4-under 68 at blustery Durban Country Club to sit in second place, while Darren Clarke and Victory Dubuisson shot matching 3-under 69s to share third.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomery is among a group of seven players tied for fifth place at 2-under 70.
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