Golf: Campillo, Nel shoot record 59s but fail to enter history books
(REUTERS) - Spain's Jorge Campillo and South African Colin Nel became the first golfers to card 59s on the European Tour in a birdie fest at the Nelson Mandela Championship on Friday but their efforts will not go into the record books.
Campillo, yet to win a tour event, fired seven birdies and two eagles in a faultless round made easier by the fact the players were able to place the ball on the par-70 Mount Edgecombe course in Durban owing to the soft fairways.
As a result, the round will not be entered into the record books.
The 27-year-old shares the second-round clubhouse lead at 11 under par with England's Matthew Baldwin after Campillo had carded a level-par 70 in the first.