McCarron cards 63, up 1 at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Scott McCarron shot an 8-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the PGA Tour Champions' Pure Insurance Championship.

McCarron had seven birdies and an eagle to go along with a bogey to set a new record on the par-71 Poppy Hills course. He broke the previous mark set by Jonathan De Los Reyes in 2015 and matched later that year by Olin Browne at this event.

"I played really solid today," McCarron said. "I gave myself a lot of opportunities. The weather was absolutely perfect. The course was in great shape."


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