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The Tour Report

July 2 2011

3:40 PM

Watney sets course record with 62

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- The course record set by Chris Kirk? It lasted less than hour, thanks to Nick Watney who bettered it by one with a 8-under 62 Saturday.

Watney’s round was nothing short of spectacular as he closed in 27 with six birdies and an eagle on the back nine at Aronimink, which has seen the course record matched, broken and broken again today.

As a result, Watney is now tied for the lead at 9 under with Rickie Fowler, who is 6 under through his first 12 holes here in the third round.

Steve Marino also matched the previous course record with a 63, but that lasted all of about 5 minutes with Watney finishing right behind him.

“It was nice while it lasted,” Marino said.