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1 Oct 2021
4:59 pm

Spaniard becomes fifth golfer to score 58 on major pro tour

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Former US Open champion Jim Furyk is the only man to manage a 58 on the PGA Tour, at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

Alejandro Del Rey of Spain recorded a 58 in his round at the Swiss Challenge on Friday. Picture: Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey became only the fifth golfer in history to score a round of 58 on a major professional tour on Friday at the Swiss Challenge.

Del Rey is the first player to achieve the feat on a European tour and his 14-under-par effort is the lowest on any major tour to par.

Former US Open champion Jim Furyk is the only man to manage a 58 on the PGA Tour, at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

German Stephan Jaeger fired a 58 on the US second-tier Web.com Tour in the same year, while Ryo Ishikawa, in 2010, and Kim Seong-hyeon, earlier this year, have done the same on the Japan Golf Tour.

World number 392 Del Rey had stumbled to a two-over-par 74 in the opening round at Golf Saint Apollinaire in France.

But he went 16 shots better on Friday, with his round featuring three eagles and eight birdies.

Del Rey was 12-under for the day heading to his last hole, the par-five ninth, and made eagle to create history.