Warrnambool golfer Marc Leishman fires 10-under to lead AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas

FLYING: Warrnambool's Marc Leishman is leading in Texas after shooting a 10-under opening round. Picture: AP
FLYING: Warrnambool's Marc Leishman is leading in Texas after shooting a 10-under opening round. Picture: AP

MARC Leishman has fired a stunning 10-under par 61 to lead a PGA Tour event in America.

The Warrnambool-raised golfer sits three shots clear of American duo J.J Spaun and Jimmy Walker in the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.

Leishman started with an eagle on the par five opening hole and followed up with back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes.

He drained a further four birdies on the back nine and second eagle – on the par five 13th.