Adam Stephens, Uber's pilot, left his day to work at the Australian Open in Sydney.
As many of Australia's top golfers got in the way of wind and rain, Stephens at one point took advantage of the advantage before deciding on a three-per-second fine in The Lakes.
The world number 1939 mixed five birdies with two bogeys to be tied for third, two goals behind club leader Byeong-hun An and one behind compatriot Matt Jager.
After losing the cut at last week's NSW Open and turning to Uber "just to get the mortgage and a little income," Stephens was delighted with his brilliant start.
"I know the course reasonably well. I have some mates who are members, "said the 30-year-old boy born in the Blue Mountains, Gold Coast.
"My caddy was a member here. I just try to keep the bogeys down during the week, as well as keep making your birds and you're going to be up there. "
Stephens' impressive opening overshadowed the big names of the morning, including the favorite of the tournament, Cameron Smith, who struggled to surpass the 74 points.
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