Castro shoots 62 to take two-shot lead at Sanderson Farms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Roberto Castro shot a 10-under 62, his lowest score on the PGA Tour, to take a two-shot lead Thursday in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 30-year-old Castro was consistent and avoided trouble all afternoon with a bogey-free round in nearly ideal conditions for low scores. He made 10 birdies - five on each nine at the Country Club of Jackson.

Conditions were forgiving thanks to a course softened by rain and very little wind. That could change in the coming days - more rain is expected starting Friday.

But there were plenty of birdies for the taking during the first round and several players took advantage - 103 of the 122 players who finished the first round shot par or better.

Aaron Baddeley and Bryce Molder were tied for second at 64. Adam Hadwin and Brian Davis shot 65.

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