John Hahn authored a 12-under-par 28-30=58 on Tuesday in his fourth round of qualifying school on the European Tour.
Yes, he completed all 18 holes on the Tour Course at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain. Hahn started on the 10th hole and promptly birdied his first five. He added birdies at 17, 18, 1, 2, 5, 7 and 9 for a total of 12 on the round. Lift, clean and place is in play throughout the six-round ordeal, so it won't be an official sub-60 in the European Tour annals. "You don’t go out in the morning thinking 58 is going to happen, but obviously you are excited when it does," he said. "Preferred lies are huge, without a doubt, as it saves you from driving in a divot, up by the green you can move it the length of a scorecard, so no – listen – if you play with the ball in the hand, it is a different thing." More importantly, at 8-under 276, he's T12 with 36 holes to play. Top 25 and ties will earn a card for 2015. "It was a fun day, a good day, but it is a long week and it has just got me back into contention, and we’ve got two more days."