Sebastian Munoz. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

Colombia Sebastian Munoz on Thursday released a staggering 12 under a face value of 60 to take the lead in four-stroke motorcycles at Byron Nelson’s PGA Tour in suburban Dallas.

The 29-year-old from Bogota, whose only PGA title was won at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship, in his last 10 holes was 10 fewer to dominate the first start at TPC Craig Ranch.

“It’s a great feeling when everything clicks,” Munoz said. “If all goes well, just stay away and let it happen. That’s what I did.”

He was on four strikes in front of a quartet of players, which included reigning champion Lee Kyung Hoon of South Korea, Chilean Mitt Pereira and Americans Peter Malnati and Justin Lower.

Pereira’s 64 points were the lowest in his 80th round of the PGA Tour of his career. For the first time in his PGA career, Malnati had two eagles in the round.

At TPC Craig Ranch Lee included an 11-foot eagle on the 12th, while Lower was looking for an eagle on the fourth 10th.

Munoz became the first player in Tour history to have two rounds of 60 or better that season, also scoring 10 to 60 in the first round of the November RSM Classic, where he finished third.

“I think it was a little more impressive. I mean it was a par-72. I never shot 12-year-olds,” Munoz said.

“But this one was definitely impressive. The one I played with Corey Connors that day and I thought he would shoot 59. It inspired me to push.

“Today I don’t know. I just kept doing it and I just wanted to get more looks, more looks and more chances and I just went crazy.”

The South American rolled down his first bird on par-4 seconds, then punched a 25-foot bird on fifth par-5 and lowered the approach to three feet on sixth.

Munoz was far outside the cart from the eighth tee and made his lone scarecrow before starting his amazing finish with a 15-foot eagle kick on par-5 ninth.

“Really good”

World number 73 Munoz landed on the 10th inside three feet and then dropped close approaches at 11 and 12 before drowning birds and eagles.

It marked the second year in a row that Munoz finished ninth and 12th in the first round.

Munoz made the birds at 14, 16 and 17. He reached par-5 of the 18th fairway with a chance at Eagle and 59, but his second shot went to the right. He responded by blasting back 12 feet and submerged the blow to complete his stunning round.

“I wanted to give me a chance (at 59),” Munoz said. “I got too old and got 60, which is very good here.”

World number one Scotty Scheffler, who played in front of Dallas hometown fans for the first time since winning his first major Masters title, was among 13 players who shared 12th place in 5 less than 67 – the group that included the top winners Jordan Spit, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott.

Leading results of the first round on Thursday at the PGA Tour Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas (USA, if not specified, par-72):

60 – Sebastian Moose (COL)

64 – Mita Pereira (CHI), Peter Malnati, Lee Kyung Hoon (KOR), Justin Lower

65 – Kyle Wilshire

66 – Seamus Power (IRL), Carlos Ortiz (MEX), Charles Schwarzel (South Africa)J. J. Spawn, David Skins

67 – Christian Besuidenhout (South Africa)Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), Dustin Johnson, Scott Stallings, Conrad Schindler, Matthias Schwab (AUT), Joaquin Niemann (CHI), Adam Scott (AUS), Adam Scott (AUS), Jordan Spit, Scotty Scheffler, Ryan Palmer, Davy van der Walt RSA)

Source by [author_name]

Previous articleInsurers in pursuit of an autonomous vehicle are responsible
Next articleSeven people accused of killing Zimbabwean Elvis Nyati are expected to be sentenced on bail – SABC News