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Sebastian Munoz fires 60 to open Byron Nelson

Sebastian Munoz fires 60 to open Byron Nelson

Sebastian Munoz did that 60 thing again.

Munoz topped the leaderboard at the Byron Nelson Classic with an opening-round 60 on Thursday, becoming the first player in Tour history with multiple rounds of 60 or lower in the same season.

“It’s a great feeling when everything is clicking,” Munoz said after draining his ninth birdie of the first round in McKinney, Texas.

The University of North Texas product made few mistakes with a 12-under round at TPC Craig Ranch, opening a four-shot lead over Mito Pereira of Chile and American Peter Malnati through the morning wave.

Needing his third eagle of the day on No. 18 for a 59, Munoz went wide of the green on his approach but was able to get an up-and-down birdie to seal the 60.

Munoz bogeyed the par-4 eighth but sandwiched two birdies between eagles on No. 9 — with a 15 1/2-foot putt — and No. 12 and recorded a 28 on the back nine. Munoz eagled 9 and 12 in the first round of the event in 2021.

The 29-year-old Colombian also scored a 60 in the first round of the RSM Classic in November on a par-70 course.

–Field Level Media

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