Shane Lowry shot a 10-under-par 62 to equal the course record and take a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Wednesday.
Ireland's Lowry shot 10 birdies and didn't record a single birdie during his round, equaling the record at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club set by Henrik Stenson in 2006.
Louis Oosthuizen, Richard Sterne, Pablo Larrazabal and Mike Lorenzo-Vera, who teed off alongside leader Lowry, are in a tie for second place after rounds of 65. South Africans Oosthuizen and Stern also shot bogey-free rounds while Spaniard Larrazabal went 4 under over his last three holes to jump up the leaderboard.
For Lowry, his opening round also equaled his lowest ever score.
"I said it to my caddie coming down the last: 'A birdie here would be the best score I've ever shot'", Lowry told the European Tour's official website.
"I left the putt short but I felt like I hit a decent putt, it was just a bit more into the grain than I felt, and yeah, obviously I'm very chuffed."