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McKINNEY, Texas — Much of the talk around the AT&T Byron Nelson focused on the local golf triumvirate of Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, three players who honed their games in the North Texas region and represent a new guard of Lone Star State golf.

But none of the aforementioned players currently own the course record at TPC Craig Ranch, the site of this week’s PGA Tour event. And none of the aforementioned players have ever shot multiple rounds of 60 or lower in the same season.

To be fair, nobody had ever accomplished the latter until Thursday, when Sebastian Munoz reminded the golf world that the Dallas-Fort Worth golf scene is about more than just Spieth, Scheffler and Willy Z.

Using a pair of eagles and a supremely hot putter, Munoz — who played collegiately at the nearby University of North Texas and currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area — fired his second 60 of the season on his way to grabbing a sizable lead after the early wave of players finished Thursday’s opening round.

Sebastian Munoz smiles on the 18th green after completing the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at 12-under 60.

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As he stood in the 18th fairway, preparing to take a crack at his third eagle of the day on the lengthy par-5 closing hole, Munoz had just one thing on his mind.

“Fifty-nine,” he said. “I wanted to give me a chance. I had I think it was 250 to the pin into the wind. I kind of wanted to hit like a bullet, like a little draw. I knew if I wanted to hit it close it had to be a fading, soft-landed shot; I tried to do that. I overdid it and ended up with a 60, which is really good around here.”



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