Marc Leishman shoots 61 to lead Byron Nelson; Jordan Spieth off pace

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Australian golfer Marc Leishman (Getty Photographs)

Marc Leishman dazzled on the AT&T Byron Nelson because the Australian earned a 3-stroke lead after the opening spherical.

Leishman carded a flawless 10-beneath-par 61 to set the early pace at Trinity Forest in Dallas on Thursday – the most effective spherical of his profession.

The Byron Nelson is being staged at its new residence – Trinity Forest – for the primary time after bidding farewell to the 4 Seasons Resort and Membership.

And three-time PGA Tour winner Leishman settled into the recent environment, not dropping a shot as he holed six birdies and two eagles.

Leishman made a flying begin to proceedings, eagling his first gap earlier than reeling off again-to-again birdies on the sixth and seventh, whereas he added one other eagle and 4 birdies on the again 9.

American duo J.J. Spaun and Jimmy Walker closed out the day as Leishman’s nearest challengers at seven beneath.

Sam Saunders, Aaron Sensible, Keith Mitchell, Abraham Ancer, Jonathan Byrd, Ethan Tracy, Peter Uihlein and Tyler Duncan are a stroke additional again.

Reigning champion Billy Horschel posted a sixty eight to be three beneath after 18 holes, a shot higher off than former world primary Jordan Spieth.

A 3-time main winner, Spieth – who was tied for forty first at The Gamers Championship – had three birdies and a bogey on a gentle day, when Leishman sizzled.

As for 2-time champion Sergio Garcia, the 2004 and 2016 winner recorded a seventy two to be eleven photographs adrift.