Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Nesbitt Shoots Hole in One, PGA Latinoamerica's First 59

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Nesbitt Shoots Hole in One, PGA Latinoamerica's First 59

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Nesbitt shoots PGA Latinoamerica's first 59

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PORTO FELIZ, Brazil - Canadian Drew Nesbitt fired a hole in one in the second round of the Brazil Open on Saturday en route to shooting the first 59 in PGA Tour Latinoamerica history.

Nesbitt had four eagles, five birdies, a bogey and eight pars.

The Toronto native opened the tournament with a 8-over 79 on Thursday and sat tied for 30th, 10 strokes behind leader Alex Rocha, after the second round.

He played seven holes of his second round Friday afternoon at Fazenda Boa Vista before play was halted by darkness.

"Obviously 59 is a magical number out here," Nesbitt said. "But just to make the cut after what I shot (Thursday) is a great accomplishment. To do it with a 59 is even more special. …

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