Date: March 21, 2014
Author: Golf Australia

Scott’s 62 equals Bay Hill record

Masters champion Adam Scott has lifted his preparations for Augusta National by several notches, tying the course record at Bay Hill on Thursday with a 10-under 62 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. In the lowest round shot at Bay Hill in 30 years, World Number 2 Scott made two eagle putts and had three birdie putts longer than 20 feet, one of them from well off the green on the 15th hole. It gave the 33-year-old Queenslander a four-shot lead among the early starters on a perfect day at Arnie s house. Andy Bean in 1981 and Greg Norman in 1984 are the only other players with a 62 at Bay Hill. It was the second time in six months Scott has shot 62 in an opening round of a professional event – he fired a course record 10-under par 62 at Royal Sydney Golf Club in November in the first round of the Emirates Australian Open. Late in the opening round, Scott&aposs lead was three from Japan&aposs Ryo Ishikawa at 7-under par.