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    Spain birdied the final hole to sit top of the leaderboard after the opening day of foursomes at the World Cup of Golf.The duo of Rafael Cabrera Bello and Jon Rahm went one under at the par-four 18th to card a three-under-par 69 in testing conditions in Melbourne.It was a perfect end to an impressive round in the wind, with Cabrera Bello having earlier sunk a putt from distance to register an eagle at the eighth.It was a fun putt, he said. When I was seeing it, it looked like it couldnt miss and then all of a sudden it really missed and I dont know how it came back and went in.Its been a fun day. We played well. It was tough and tricky with the wind but Jon played great, I rolled some putts and hit some good shots as well. Its a score were proud of and also a score we deserve.Rahm added: Were playing foursomes in this kind of weather in this part of the world and on this kind of course. Its a little tricky to what Im used to playing in the States.Obviously we planned a strategy which had me hitting more tee-shots. He hit a couple of great shots, rolled some putts in and thats pretty much what we needed. It wasnt so much about hitting great shots -- it was about avoiding mistakes and we did that perfectly.Spain hold a one-shot lead over France, China and the United States, who all went round in 70 to be two under.The French pairing of Victor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque fired four birdies and two bogeys, as did Ryder Cup-winning American pair Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler, while Wu Ashun and?Hao-tong Li?of China posted five birdies and three bogeys.I gave Rickie a couple of tough putts, but he buried them, admitted Walker. Thats what it takes to play well and stay in a golf tournament.The course played tough today. I thought starting out today that if you shot anything under par, it was going to be pretty good. All the par fives played straight into the wind today. So we had to battle all day, and it really was a battle at times but I feel like we came out on top.England, represented by Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan, were a shot further back on one under along with the Italian pair of Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero, with Irish duo Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell level par alongside Sweden and Denmark.The Australian team and pre-tournament favourites, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman, could only manage one birdie in tough, windy conditions which leaves them five behind.Its very tough to gauge exactly whats going on out there when its blustery, Scott told the AAP. But its not that bad. You only feel bad because youre two over, but two under [which became three under] is leading. If you were four back after the first round of any other event, you wouldnt care at all. Cheap Wake Forest Demon Deacons Jerseys China . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." 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EUGENE, Ore. -- In a season of surprises for the Ducks, perhaps nothing has been more unexpected than the emergence of quarterback Justin Herbert.The freshman, a local kid out of Eugenes Sheldon High School, is already setting school records and drawing comparisons -- however premature -- to former Duck Marcus Mariota. Even his quiet steadiness is similar to the Heisman winners.Hes calm and hes composed, Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown said. You know those people whove got it. Ive been around the game a long time and you just know hes got it. Hes got the `it.The Ducks, who just two seasons ago were playing in the national championship game, have fallen dramatically this season and are in danger of missing out on a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Currently 3-5 overall and 1-4 in Pac-12 play, underdog Oregon visits USC on Saturday.Oregon was sunk by a five-game losing streak after opening the season with a pair of nonconference victories. It was the longest losing streak since a five-game slump in 1996.Because he didnt play in Oregons spring game and many fans hadnt seen him play, it was something of a surprise to those outside the program when Herbert was named graduate transfer Dakota Prukops backup following fall camp.Since then, hes supplanted Prukop as the starter in the past three games. His first opponent was daunting, then-No. 5 Washington, and it wasnt pretty: The Ducks lost 70-21.The next team up was California. Oregon lost 52-49 in double overtime, but Herbert threw for 258 yards and six touchdowns. He tripped up on the last play, throwing an interception and afterward vowed to learn from the experience.His six touchdowns tied the teams single game total -- a feat also achieved by Mariota.Herbert broke into the win column last weekend against Arizona State. Sure, the Sun Devils were decimated by injuries, but Herbert threw for 489 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-35 Oregon victory. His passing yardage tied the Oregon mark set by Bill Musgrave against BYU in 1989.Oregon quarterbacks coach David Yost said one of Herberts strengths is that he doesnt get rattled.What hes been able to do, in that Washington game he knew he didnt play perfect in that game but he didnt lose confidennce in himself.dddddddddddd He played in the Cal game, he didnt make the play at the end of the game, but he didnt lose confidence in himself. This game is just going to help build his confidence in himself, Yost said. Playing him when we did, I think it worked out right and I think in the long run it will be the best thing for him because he had a little time to ease into it and get a feel.Following the victory over the Sun Devils, the young 6-foot-6 QB was teased for his almost eerie calm. Perhaps it was freshman nerves, but he only briefly cracked a smile when asked if he was excited about the win.Winning that game meant a lot to me and the rest of the team, he said.About the most emotion he showed was when he was told about matching Musgraves yardage mark.I dont know as much about Bill Musgrave as I need to know, he quipped, laughing.It was reminiscent of those early postgame press conferences with Mariota, who was shy and clearly uncomfortable with the limelight. Mariota got more polished as his college career progressed, but remained unassuming.For comparisons sake, Mariota redshirted his freshman year. His first season, he started in the opener and led the team to a 12-1 record. That season he also turned heads against Arizona State, throwing for a touchdown, catching a TD pass and running for another score.Mariota, now with the NFLs Tennessee Titans, has explosive speed and an uncanny ability to improvise on the fly. Herbert, meanwhile, impressed Oregons coaches with his quick grasp of the playbook. Brown said Herbert is especially good at keeping plays alive.Coach Mark Helfrich, who discovered Mariota on a recruiting trip to Hawaii and urged then-coach Chip Kelly to offer him a scholarship on the spot, praises his new young quarterback for his poise and raw talent, while trying to keep perspective.Its not a one-man show, but that quarterback position is awfully important, Helfrich said. We cant anoint anybody at this point, but we like where hes going, we like where his head is, we like his demeanor.---More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '