Oliver Fisher shoots European Tour's first ever round of 59

England's Oliver Fisher enters the record books on day two of the Portugal Masters.

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Oliver Fisher shoots European Tour's first ever round of 59

 

Oliver Fisher has become the first player in European Tour history to shoot a round of 59 in the 46-year history of the Tour.  

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Fisher, 30, carded a scintillating 12-under 59, featuring 10 birdies and an eagle, on day two of the Portugal Masters on Friday morning at Dom Pedro Victoria GC in Vilamoura. 

The Englishman, who started the day at level-par, opened with three consecutive birdies before adding an eagle at the fifth with another birdie at six. He birdied the eighth to fire an outward 28 and strung three consecutive birdies together from the 10th, before adding another birdie at the 15th.

He appeared to come unstuck on 16 but he buried a 20-foot putt for par, before two-putting for the crucial birdie at the par-5 17th. Fisher then headed to 18 and ripped a drive 329 yards down the middle and then sent a wedge to 35 feet before two two-putting for the record-breaking feat. 

The man from Chingford moves to the top of the leaderboard as things stand on day two at 12-under par. 

He has one European Tour title to his name thus far, coming at the 2011 Czech Open.

Prior to today, 19 players had shot a round of 60 on the European Tour - most recently Brandon Stone in the final round of the Scottish Open this year.

Peter Uihlein (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns) and Scott Jamieson (Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria) both shot a low-round of 60 in 2013.

David Llewellyn was the first player on the European Tour to shot a 60, when he carded one at the AGF Biarritz Open in 1988.

 

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