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Justin Lower takes 2-shot lead with career-low score
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September 16, 2022
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Justin Lower fired a career-low 9-under, bogey-free 63 to take a two-hot lead at the Fortinet Championship.

"I'll take it. I birdied half the holes, so that's always a good start, I guess. I'm honestly just happy to be in the position I am having I guess full status for once. I actually get to play events I wanted to play this fall. Last fall I only got three starts, so looking to get off to a better start this fall for sure," said the American.

"I left this course last year kind of in shock, honestly. I was like, God, if this is how the Tour is, I need to get a lot better very quickly.

"Yeah, I feel a lot more confident than I did at this point last year just being the last card last year and then being where I am this year, I feel a lot more confident with my game and a lot more comfortable, for sure."

Max Homa, who finished just before play was suspended due to darkness, fired a bogey-free 65 to take second place at 7-under.

Fellow American J.J. Spaun carded a bogey-free 66 for a share of third place at 6-under alongside South Koreans Byeong Hun An and S.H. Kim.

American Rickie Fowler started his 15th professional season with new clubs, coach and caddie and closed with a bogey-free 67 for a share of sixth place at 5-under.

"I always like it when there’s a bogey-free round in there,” said Fowler. “For the most part, there wasn’t an issue today other than having to make a 15-footer when I hit it into the bunker. Other than that, it was a fairly simple day.”

Play was suspended for 90 minutes in the morning due to fog and as a result 35 players were still on the course when darkness halted play and will resume their rounds Friday at 7:20 a.m.

Pos.PlayerTo ParThruR1
1Justin Lower
2Max Homa-7F65
T3Byeong Hun An-6F66
T3S.H. Kim-6F66
T3J.J. Spaun-6F66
T6Greyson Sigg-5F67
T6Nick Taylor-5F67
T6Rickie Fowler-5F67
T6Sahith Theegala-5F67
T6Emiliano Grillo-5F67
T6Scott Harrington-5F67
T6Matti Schmid-5F67
T6Sung Kang-5F67
T6Brice Garnett-5F67
T6Robby Shelton-513-
T16Adam Svensson-4F68
T16Matt Kuchar-4F68
T16Taylor Montgomery-4F68
T16Joseph Bramlett-4F68
T16Taylor Moore-4F68
T16Brian Stuard-4F68
T16Kevin Streelman-4F68
T16Sam Ryder-4F68
T24Stephan Jaeger-3F69
T24Chris Stroud-3F69
T24David Lipsky-3F69
T24Hideki Matsuyama-3F69
T24Tyson Alexander-3F69
T24Sam Stevens-3F69
T24Ben Taylor-3F69
T24Adam Schenk-3F69
T24Tom Hoge-3F69
T24Brandon Hagy-3F69
T24Danny Willett-316-
T35Lee Hodges-2F70
T35Mark Hubbard-2F70
T35Chad Ramey-2F70
T35Brandt Snedeker-2F70
T35Corey Conners-2F70
T35Tyler Duncan-2F70
T35Matthias Schwab-2F70
T35Matt Wallace-2F70
T35Alex Smalley-2F70
T35Mackenzie Hughes-2F70
T35Hayden Buckley-2F70
T35Vincent Norrman-2F70
T35John Augenstein-2F70
T35Beau Hossler-2F70
T35C.T. Pan-2F70
T35Webb Simpson-2F70
T35Gary Woodland-2F70
T35Andrew Landry-2F70
T35Russell Knox-217-
T35Jimmy Walker-216-
T35Zac Blair-216-
T35Austin Eckroat-216-
T35Davis Thompson-215-
T35Will Gordon-215-
T35Trevor Cone-213-
T35Augusto Núñez-213-
T61Kramer Hickok-1F71
T61Doug Ghim-1F71
T61Denny McCarthy-1F71
T61Jim Herman-1F71
T61Robert Streb-1F71
T61Michael Thompson-1F71
T61Ryan Brehm-1F71
T61Richy Werenski-1F71
T61Harris English-1F71
T61Taylor Pendrith-1F71
T61Harry Higgs-1F71
T61Anders Albertson-1F71
T61Nico Echavarria-1F71
T61Austin Smotherman-1F71
T61Martin Laird-1F71
T61Brendon Todd-1F71
T61Cameron Champ-1F71
T61James Hahn-1F71
T61Chesson Hadley-1F71
T61Troy Merritt-1F71
T61Nate Lashley-117-
T61Ben Martin-116-
T61Seung-Yul Noh-116-
T61Kevin Yu-115-
T61Philip Knowles-114-
T86Kevin ChappellParF72
T86Wyndham ClarkParF72
T86Alex NorenParF72
T86Joel DahmenParF72
T86Danny LeeParF72
T86Jason DufnerParF72
T86Harrison EndycottParF72
T86Carson YoungParF72
T86Andrew PutnamParF72
T86Nick HardyPar16-
T86Ben GriffinPar16-
T86Trevor WerbyloPar15-
T86Jacob BridgemanPar13-
T86Thomas DetryPar13-
T86Zecheng DouPar13-
T86Chris GotterupPar13-
T102Vince Whaley+1F73
T102Scott Piercy+1F73
T102Aaron Baddeley+1F73
T102Brandon Wu+1F73
T102Paul Haley II+1F73
T102Harry Hall+1F73
T102Eric Cole+1F73
T102Nick Watney+1F73
T102Chez Reavie+1F73
T102Callum Tarren+1F73
T102Peter Malnati+116-
T102Brent Grant+116-
T102MJ Daffue+114-
T115Matthew NeSmith+2F74
T115Luke List+2F74
T115Stewart Cink+2F74
T115Cam Davis+2F74
T115Kevin Tway+2F74
T115John Huh+2F74
T115Cameron Percy+2F74
T115Chris Kirk+2F74
T115Jason Day+2F74
T115Trey Mullinax+2F74
T115Lucas Glover+2F74
T115Charley Hoffman+2F74
T115Justin Suh+216-
T115Carl Yuan+216-
T115Dylan Wu+214-
T115Tano Goya+214-
T131Dylan Frittelli+3F75
T131Max McGreevy+3F75
T131Patton Kizzire+3F75
T131David Lingmerth+3F75
T131Maverick McNealy+3F75
T131Erik Barnes+3F75
T131Ryan Armour+3F75
T131Henrik Norlander+3F75
T131Kelly Kraft+3F75
T131Garrick Higgo+3F75
T131Michael Kim+3F75
T131Austin Cook+317-
T131Doc Redman+316-
T131Michael Gligic+315-
T131Kyle Westmoreland+313-
146Kevin Roy+4F76
T147Patrick Rodgers+5F77
T147Brendan Steele+5F77
T147Alex Lee+5F77
T147Ryan Moore+5F77
T151Davis Riley+6F78
T151Kyle Stanley+6F78
T151Adam Long+6F78
154Scott de Borba+713-
155Taylor Lowe+815-
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