Spanish Pro Creates Staggering Golf Record With One of the Best Rounds in History

Published 10/01/2021, 1:22 PM EDT


Alejandro Del Rey joined an elite club on Friday after shooting 58 in the second round. He achieved this feat in the Challenge Tour’s Swiss Challenge. Meanwhile, Jim Furyk was “Mr. 58” in professional golf, and now Alejandro Del Rey has joined the club. However, Del Rey did something that no golfer has achieved in history. 

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Meanwhile, the Challenge Tour’s Swiss Challenge is currently underway at the Golf Saint Apollinaire, Folgensbourg, France. And Marcel Schneider currently leads the event with a score of -18. 

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Alejandro Del Rey creates history in golf by shooting 58 

Even though Jim Furyk had done it before in professional golf, Alejandro Del Rey shot 58 at the par-72. He became the first player in golf history to reach 58 on a par-72 course. Jim Furyk had achieved the remarkable feat at the Travelers Championship in 2016 on a par-70 golf course. 

The 23-year-old carded eight birdies and three eagles. Rey’s magical round started on back nine with a birdie and two eagles thru three and finished the back nine with a score of -7. Furthermore, he continued his front nine with five birdies thru 15. However, to card 59, he needed a birdie on the final hole. But he went a step further and made an eagle to sign on a scorecard that had a record 58 written on it. 

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Moreover, the Spanish golfer became the first player on the European Tour’s development circuit to card 58. Even though it isn’t on the top circuit or PGA Tour, it is still an incredible achievement.  

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Apart from Alejandro Del Rey, there have been a few 58 scores. However, none of them have come on a par-72 course. Jim Furyk did it in Travelers Championship, Stephan Jaeger on Korn Ferry Tour, Ryo Ishikawa on Japan Tour, and Jason Bohn on Canadian Tour. 

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Meanwhile, despite shooting -14 in round two, he still trails the 36-hole leader Marcel Schneider by 5-strokes. Alejandro was two over after day one, which has restricted him from becoming the leader.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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