Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Peter So Close to Scoring Record; GOLF

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Peter So Close to Scoring Record; GOLF

Article excerpt

AMERICAN Peter Uihlein came agonisingly close to the first ever 59 on the European Tour yesterday, but will now hope history repeats itself in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Uihlein (pictured below) narrowly missed a long eagle putt on the par-five ninth at Kingsbarns, his final hole, and had to settle for a course record-equalling round of 60 to lie two shots off the lead held by England's Tom Lewis.

Close House-attached Chris Paisley also caught the eye with a 62 at Kingsbarns to sit five off the lead on 10 under.

Last year, South African Branden Grace also shot 60 on the same course - one of three used for the pro-am event - and went on to lift the title, his fourth of the season.

Uihlein, who won his maiden title in Madeira in May, started on the back nine at Kingsbarns and followed a birdie on the 11th with an eagle on the 12th, before picking up birdies at the 17th and 18th to reach the turn in 31.

At that stage a 59 did not look on the cards, but the 24-year-old birdied the second, carded his second eagle of the day on the third and then birdied three of his next four holes. …

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