Nick O’Hern matched the course record at CordeValle on Thursday, shooting a 9-under 62 to take the lead at the Frys.com Open.
Jhonattan Vegas and Nicolas Colsaerts are three shots back and tied for second.
O’Hern made nine birdies and no bogeys in what was his lowest round of the year.
It couldn’t have come at a better time.
O’Hern came into the week 144th on the money list after just one top 10 and 12 missed cuts, including in five of his last seven starts, in 23 starts this season.
Thursday, the Aussie hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation and needed just 23 putts.