Donaldson sets course record with 62

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 23, 2012
Jamie Donaldson of Wales set a course record of 10-under par 62 on the opening day of the BMW Masters on Thursday. Donaldson produced two bogey-free nines of 31 at Lake Malaren, putting just 24 times to break the record of 63 set by Noh Seung-yul of South Korea last year. The Welshman earned a four-stroke lead over a field including four of the world's top five players. The best of them was top-ranked Rory McIlroy, the defending champion, who posted a 67 and blamed a headache in the latter stages of his round on the air pollution over China's financial capital.
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