Greg Owen closed with a 29 on his final nine holes Thursday.
Greg Owen started with a thud and finished with an impressive 63 and the outright lead at Hamilton G&CC.
The Englishman opened with a double bogey and a bogey his first two holes before playing 10 under the rest of the way en route to a 63 and the clubhouse lead at the RBC Canadian Open (click here to replay his round).
Owen made eight birdies and an eagle after the inauspicious start, closing in 29 to sit at 7 under after his opening round.
It’s the lowest score of Owen’s career, bettering the 64 he shot in the second round of the 2009 Frys.com Open. I t also puts Owen on track for his best finish of the season.
In 19 starts, Owen has just two top 10s.
On the day, Owen hit 14 greens in regulation and took just 25 putts. His eagle came on the 542-yard fifth, where he reached the green in two then rolled in a 12-foot putt.
- Greg Owen