World Number 392 Alejandro Del Rey enters golf folklore after firing a record 58
World Number 392 Alejandro Del Rey catapults himself into golf folklore after firing a record-breaking round of 58, eight birdies and three eagles en route to 14-under
- Alejandro Del Rey shot a record 58 in a Challenge Tour event
- The Word No 392 carded eight birdies and three eagles in his second round
- The Spaniard raced through his round, firing off the first ever 14-under attempt for golf
- Four other players have previously carded 58s, but ended up only 12-under
Alejandro Del Rey made his name in the golf history books when he shot a record 58 at a major European event.
The world No. 392 carded eight birdies and three eagles en route to the lowest golf score ever in round two of the Swiss Challenge on the Challenge Tour.
The Spaniard blew through France’s par-72 Golf Saint Apollinaire in the sport’s first-ever 14-under effort.
Alejandro Del Rey made golf history after shooting the first-ever 14-under
Four other players have carded 58s on big tours, but they all came on par-70 courses, meaning they were only 12-under, two worse than Del Rey’s effort.
It marks the second time a 58 has been fired in 2021 after South Korean Kim Seong-hyeon achieved the feat in the final round of May’s Golf Partner Pro-Am Tournament on the Japan Golf Tour.
From the 10th, Del Rey birdied his opening hole before following an eagle on the par-four 11th with another on the par-five 12th.
Back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th saw him turn 29 and he started the front nine with a hat-trick of wins before adding two more on the fifth and sixth.
The World No. 392 carded eight birdies and three eagles and shot a record of 58
Pars on seventh and eighth looked like they’d taken the 23-year-old’s chance at history, but he improved the par five spectacularly to catapult him into golf folklore.
A product of the state of Arizona, Del Rey turned pro in June 2020 after playing college golf and won on the Alps Tour in September before finishing in the top 10 three times in 2021 on the European and Challenge Tours.
“I’m a man who makes a lot of eagles, but three in a round, it’s a little crazy,” he said.
“It was just great golf and for a round like that you need some good bounces that I got today.
The Arizona State product didn’t turn professional until 2020, but it’s already made history
“I certainly managed to drop a few putts there, but I think the most important thing was that my driving was just great today. great all round golf performance.
“Tomorrow is a whole new day and that is golf. I shot a 74 yesterday, which is a bit crazy, so it’s just another round, I’ll just go out and shoot as low as I can.”
The Japan Golf Tour witnessed the first 58 on a major tour when Ryo Ishikawa went down 12 in 2010, before being remarkably recorded in consecutive weeks in 2016 by Germany’s Stephan Jager on the Web.com Tour and famed Jim Furyk on the PGA tour.