ALEJANDRO DEL REY shot the European Tour’s lowest ever score with a record-shattering 58 at the Swiss Challenge.
Eight birdies and three eagles helped Spain’s world No392 become Alej-end with golf’s first ever round of 14-under par.
Arizona State product Alejandro Del Rey hit golf’s first 14-under-par round despite only being ranked world 392[/caption]
Spaniard Alejandro Del Rey found it card to believe after he shot a staggering 58[/caption]
Four other players have carded 58 at a major competition globally – but all were ‘only’ 12 under par.
The European tour hailed 23-year-old Del Rey’s second-round achievement as “utterly incredible” in an event that was switched to France this year for the first time.
American Jim Furyk famously hit a 58 five years ago on the PGA tour.
Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa (2010) and South Korean Kim Seong-hyeon (May this year) hit 58s on the Japan Golf Tour.
Starting on the 10th, Del Rey birdied his opening hole on the par-72 Golf Saint Apollinaire course before eagles on the par-four 11th and par-five 12th.
He then turned on 29, thanks to birdies on the 14th and 15th.
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The Arizona State product started the front nine holes with a hat-trick of gains, plus more birdies on the fifth and sixth.
Pars on the seventh and eighth holes severely dented his hopes of smashing records.
But Del Ray finished off with an eagle on the par-five ninth to catapult him into golfing folklore.
Spanish 23-year-old Alejandro Del Rey went out in 29 and came back the same, with three eagles and eight birdies in all[/caption]
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