LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Ryan Moore shot a 10-under 61 Thursday that put him one shot in front after the opening round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
In a tournament well known for its low scores, 96 players in the 132-man field broke par on the TPC-Summerlin course.
Moore came close to putting together a 59, missing out when his second shot at the par-4 18th hole (his ninth of the day) hit the bottom of the flagstick and bounced about 30 feet away from the cup. He wound up two-putting from there for a par, giving him a 29 for his first nine holes.
This event is the first of four that make up the PGA Tour's Fall Finish, tournaments that will give players a chance to move into the top 125 on the money list and thus earn their way onto the 2013 circuit.