Posted November 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Nathan Green
Ricky Fowler had six birdies over his last eight holes en route to an 8-under-par 63 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA. The American golfer's round took some of the attention from Adam Scott's first tournament back in Australia as U.S. Masters champion. Scott, however, was sitting only two strokes back following a 65 after playing in the afternoon groups affected by gusty winds at Royal Pines which made low scoring more difficult. The 33-year-old Scott was level with fellow Australians Matthew Ballard and David McKenzie. Nathan Green shot 66 and was alone in fifth spot, a stroke better than Australian compatriot Jason Norris and South Korea's Kwon Sung-yeol, who shot 67s and were equal sixth. Richard Lee of Canada was in a large group tied for eighth with 68s. Fowler started at the 10th and opened with five pars before making birdie on two of the next four holes before the turn. ''It was a good solid start,'&#...

Fowler shoots 63 to take lead at Australian PGA

American Ricky Fowler had six birdies on the front nine on his way to an 8-under-par 63 Thursday to take the early first-round lead at the Australian PGA. With crowd favorite Adam Scott scheduled for an afternoon tee time, Fowler had the gallery firmly in his favor during his bogey-free round on the revamped Royal Pines resort course. The U.S. golfer had five pars to start the...
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