2 players shoot 59s in Durban, with preferred lies
Friday, December 13, 2013
DURBAN, South Africa — Two players shot a 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship, although it won't count as a European Tour record because players were allowed preferred lies on the soaked layout.
Jorge Campillo of Spain and Colin Nel of South Africa both reached what is seen as golf's magic number. But their 59s come with asterisks because of the preferred lies, and the Mount Edgecombe course was reduced by one stroke to a par 70.
Campillo's round with two eagles and seven birdies gave him a share of the clubhouse lead at 11-under 129 with England's Matthew Baldwin (62).
Nel had an eagle and nine birdies to move into a share of 27th, with several players set to complete their round on Saturday.
The event was reduced to 54 holes after long weather delays on the first three days.