CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Brendan Steele shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday morning and it held up for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship.
The 31-year-old Californian started his round with an eagle, holing a 129-yard wedge shot in the rain. He went on to birdie six of the next 12 holes at TPC River Highlands, but closed the bogey-free round with five straight pars.
He finished two shots off the course record of 60 set by Patrick Cantlay in 2011 as an amateur.
Jacksonville native Bud Cauley and Ryan Moore shot 63, and Chad Campbell, Joe Durant, Scott Langley, Eric Axley and Jeff Maggert followed at 64.
Steele is shooting for his third top-10 finish this season after failing to qualify for last week's U.S. Open.