Saturday October 6, 2012
Moore equals course record in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS: American Ryan Moore equalled the course record and his career best with a 10-under 61 on Thursday in the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament.
Moore had nine birdies, an eagle at the 341-yard par-four 15th hole, and one bogey in a round that gave him a one-shot lead in the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas.
“Just one of those nice days. Got off to a great start - seven under on the front nine and just kind of cruised the next nine,” he said, thanking the lack of wind and perfect temperatures,” he said.
Brendon de Jonge shot a 62, while Tim Herron and John Huh were one further back on 63 after playing in perfect conditions at the Summerlin course. Justin Leonard, Chris Kirk and Jonas Blixt were three strokes back on 64. Moore’s score tied the Summerlin record set 11 years ago by Davis Love, last week’s defeated US Ryder Cup skipper. — AFP