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Alejandro del Rey

Challenge Tour player makes history with lowest round ever on a European tour

Here we go, another scorecard that needs to be seen to be believed. This time courtesy of Spanish youngster Alejandro del Rey
 

Will we ever get bored of golfers doing miraculous things on the golf course?

Spoiler alert: No, we will not.

Alejandro del Rey has made history by carding the first 58 on a major tour in Europe when he achieved the feat during the second round of the 2021 Swiss Challenge on the Challenge Tour.

Del Rey, ranked 392nd in the world at the time, becomes just the fifth player to card a 58 on any major tour.

Not only that, the Spaniard carded front and back nines of 29 on the par-72 layout at Golf Saint Apollinaire to post the lowest round ever to par on a professional golf tour at 14-under.

Del Rey’s second round – which started on the 10th hole and opened birdie, eagle, eagle – was a full 16 shots better than his opening 74, and included a further eagle at the 9th – his 18th – as well as seven more birdies and seven pars in between.

The remarkable round – which beat Marcel Schneider’s course-record 61 set just 24 hours prior by three shots – thrusted the 23-year-old from outside the cut line to fully in contention to win his maiden tour title.

Del Rey’s is just another frankly absurd round of golf in a year that’s been peppered with them, including Jhared Hack’s 57 (!) and former European Tour player Andrew Oldcorn achieving two of golf’s rarest feats on the same day.

And who can forget Ryan Brooks and the most remarkable scorecard you’ll ever see?

Mind blowing. Enjoy.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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