CONOVER, N.C., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- R.W. Eaks opened his defense of the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., Friday with an 11-under 61.
"I had a wonderful day," said Eaks. "I had a great time playing with those guys today."
Eaks birdied the first hole, eagled the par-five fourth and then strung together four straight birdies for a 29 on the front nine. He kept it going on the 10th hole, sinking a nine-foot putt for yet another birdie.