ALEJANDRO DEL REY shot a record-shattering 58 at the Swiss Challenge for the European Tour’s lowest ever score.
Eight birdies and three eagles helped Spain’s world No392 become Alej-end with golf’s first-ever round of 14-under par.
Four other players have carded 58 at a major competition globally – but all were ‘only’ 12 under par.
The European tour hailed 23-year-old Del Rey’s second-round achievement as “utterly incredible” in an event that was switched to France this year for the first time.
American Jim Furyk famously shot 58 five years ago on the PGA tour.
Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa (2010) and South Korean Kim Seong-hyeon (May this year) hit 58s on the Japan Golf Tour.
Del Rey’s heroics on the par-72 Golf Saint Apollinaire course began with an instant birdie before eagles on the par-four 1th and par-five 12th.
And he turned on 29, thanks to birdies on the 14th and 15th.
The Arizona State product then launched his front nine holes with a hat-trick of gains, plus more birdies on the fifth and sixth.
Pars on the seventh and eighth holes severely dented his hopes of smashing records.
But Del Ray finished off with an eagle on the par-five ninth to catapult him into golfing folklore.
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