Steele in front at Travelers Champs
Brendan Steele produced a few magical moments as he carded an eight-under-par 62 to take the first round lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Steele produced an eagle and six birdies to take a one shot lead over Bud Cauley and Ryan Moore.
Cauley and Moore, like Steele, impressed with six birdies and an eagle in their rounds, but the pair dropped shots one the second and the seventh holes respectively, while Steele returned to the clubhouse bogey free.
“I felt pretty good over the last couple months, but haven’t been getting a lot out of it,” Steele said after his round.
“I felt like I was really playing well at Byron Nelson and at Memorial and missed both cuts, and I think I was just getting a little sloppy, a little lazy behind the ball, not seeing the shot, not getting into it the right way, and so the misses got a little wider.”
During a fine seven-hole stretch, from the seventh to the 13th, he managed to find five birdies to put himself in a strong position.
It is the second time this year that Steele has managed to card 62 after also going eight-under par at the Phoenix Open.
On this disappointing side of matters 40-year-old Chad Campbell could have been up there with the leaders, but was kept back by double bogey on the 15th.
Campbell, Jeff Maggert, Scott Langley and Eric Axley finished the first round at six-under-par.
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