Kirk shoots 63

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Chris Kirk shot an 8-un­der 63 on Thurs­day to take a one-stroke lead in the OHL Clas­sic at Mayakoba.

Kirk had four birdies on each nine in his bo­gey-free round on Mayakoba’s Greg Norman-de­signed El Ca­ma­leon course.

The for­mer Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia player has two top-10 fin­ishes in three starts in the new PGA Tour sea­son, open­ing with a tie for eighth at Sil­ver­ado and ty­ing for sec­ond in Mis­sis­sippi. He won the last of his four PGA Tour ti­tles in 2015.

Ben Crane, Camilo Vil­le­gas and Gary Wood­land were tied for sec­ond.

Mex­ico’s Abra­ham Ancer bo­geyed the fi­nal hole for a 65. NCAA cham­pion Aaron Wise also was 65 along with Webb Simp­son, Scott Piercy, Kevin Streel­man and Ni­cholas Lind­heim.

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