DeChambeau fires career-tying 62 to take Vegas lead

US Open winner and self-appointed golf scientist Bryson DeChambeau leads the way at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas after opening with a career-tying low of 9-under 62.

DeChambeau holds a one shot margin over five players including Australian PGA winner Harold Varner III, Austin Cook, Scott Harrington, Patrick Cantlay and Nate Lashley.

As impressive as it was, his 62 is three shots less than the 59 he carded in Wednesday’s pro-am. A round that included 10 birdies and an eagle.

“I’m very pleased with how I played today. Didn’t hit it my best, but I put it in the right spots. A lot of one-handed finishes, something I’m going to go work on, on the range. But I putted beautifully so hopefully I can keep that up and clean up the driving a little bit,” said the big-hitting Californian native.

Bryson DeChambeau Bryson DeChambeau (Credit: PGA Tour)

Cameron Davis continues his red-hot form to lead the Aussies with a 6-under 65 leaving him a share of 13th with Matt zJones a further two strokes back in a tie for 32nd place.

Jason Day (T59), Craig Hocknull (T86) and Cameron Smith (T106) have some work to do to make the weekend cut.