Patton Kizzire carried on where he left off last week in Las Vegas with a superb nine-under par opening round at the the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Thursday.
Kizzire tied for fourth place at Vegas last weekend with a final round 64 and was in good form again, rattling off six straight birdies from the eighth hole in a 10-birdie 62 for a two shot lead over Vaughn Taylor, who shot a 64.
The only blemish on his round at the El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba was a bogey at the 18th.
Rickie Fowler, playing for the first time since the Presidents Cup, finished in a tie for third place along with rookie Brandon Harkins after a blemish free 65 that included six birdies.
South Africa’s Retief Goosen was a shot further back at five-under par along with five other players.
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