Brent Delahoussaye’s round began with an eagle and ended with a record-tying 62. It also ended with the rookie in the lead.
This season, Delahoussaye has made just three of 12 cuts and hasn’t even registered a finish in the top 50. Thursday was obviously a different story. Delahoussaye hit 12 of 13 fairways and missed just four greens all day. He also took only 24 putts (among the top 5 in the field) – four of those came from outside 10 feet and he missed just one from inside 10 feet.
The 62 also bettered Delahoussaye’s career-low score by four strokes and could have him well on his way to not only his best finish of the season, but possibly of his career (a T64 at the 2006 Booz Allen Classic).
On a side note, the 62 also breaks the course record for St. George’s, which has hosted the RBC Canadian Open just four times now. earlier in the day, Vance Veazey tied it with a 63. -- Brian Wacker