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Ben Martin takes Zurich Classic lead with course-record 62
Ben Martin takes Zurich Classic lead with course-record 62

AVONDALE, La. -- Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under-par 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. Martin's 10th birdie was his most spectacular shot in a round full of them as he chipped in from 55 feet on the par-three 17th hole. That came a hole after the 26-year-old former Clemson player hit the flag on a chip from behind the green, setting up a tap-in par. The previous record at TPC Louisiana was a 64, accomplished many times, including once earlier Thursday, when Andrew Svoboda did it to take a lead that held up until Martin surged past late in the day. Peter Hanson and Sueng-Yul Noh were tied for third at 65. ...

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