Golf: Overton sets pace in PGA Tour's season opener
(REUTERS) - Jeff Overton, helped by a stronger grip which he has been using for the past three months, charged into a one-shot lead at the PGA Tour's season-opening Frys.com Open in San Martin, California on Thursday.
The 30-year-old American, still seeking his first victory on the United States (US) circuit after turning professional in 2005, mixed five birdies with an eagle to shoot a flawless seven-under-par 64 in the opening round at CordeValle Golf Club.
"It was kind of one of those days that was just really fun," Overton told reporters after making birdies on his last two holes to end the first day of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season one stroke in front of fellow American Brian Harman.
"I really didn't know what to expect after six weeks off but came out and hit it as good as probably I've ever hit it. Just had a lot of fun out there."