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May 23 2013

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Palmer's 62 ties Rd. 1 record at Colonial

Ryan Palmer discusses his 62 on Thursday with SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio's Fred Albers.

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Ryan Palmer, a member at Colonial Country Club, shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 in Thursday's first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, tying for the lowest opening round in tournament history.

The 62 also ties Palmer's career low round. It's the fifth time he has shot 62 at a TOUR event.

Palmer joins Patrick Sheehan (2005), David Toms (2011) and Chez Reavie (2011) for low opening round.

Palmer's 62 is also just the eighth recorded in any round at Colonial. The course record of 61 is held by six players.

Palmer's 62 leaves him atop the leaderboard midway through the first round, two shots ahead of Morgan Hoffmann.

Starting on the 10th hole, Palmer reeled off four consecutive birdies starting at No. 14. After making the turn, he birdied the par-5 first hole, and then birdied three of his last four holes.

Five of Palmer's eight birdie putts were less than 7 feet, as he had his irons dialed in all day.

RYAN PALMER'S LOWEST ROUNDS ON PGA TOUR

Score Date Tournament Round Eventual finish
62 (10 under) Oct. 24, 2004 FUNAI Classic-Disney 4 Won
62 (10 under) Jan. 29, 2006 Buick Invitational 2 T-35
62 (9 under) Oct. 16, 2005 Michelin Championship 1 T-12
62 (9 under) Feb. 3, 20013 Waste Management Phoenix Open 4 5
62 (8 under) May 23, 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 1 ???
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