Challenge Tour Pro Shoots 58 To Make History At Swiss Challenge


Spain’s Alejandro Del Rey posted the record score on day two of the Swiss Challenge

Alejandro Del Rey had himself a day in the second round of the Challenge Tour’s Swiss Challenge.

After posting an opening two-over 74, the Spaniard made an enormous move up the leaderboard, mixing eight birdies and three eagles in a 14-under-par 58. 

Yes, you read that correct. 

The 23-year-old World No. 392 took apart the course at Golf Saint Apollinaire in France, getting off to the hottest of starts with a birdie and back-to-back eagles in his first three holes beginning on the back-nine.

Further gains at 14 and 15 (his fifth and sixth) took him out in 29 before five birdies in six from the turn put him within touching distance of one of golf’s rarest feats.

Pars at the seventh and eighth (his 16th and 17th) meant Rey required a birdie at worst to post a sub-60 number but he went one better, adding a third eagle to his round at the par-5 ninth to do what most professional golfers can only dream of.

Nobody has ever posted a lower score on a major golf tour in Europe, with Oliver Fisher’s 59 at the 2018 Portugal Masters the previous best.

And amazingly, such an effort wasn’t even good enough to take him to the top of the pile heading into the weekend. 

At 12-under, Rey is currently in a tie for second, one behind clubhouse leader Lukas Nemecz, with a chunk of the field still on the course. 

With just two events after this before the Rolex Challenge Tour Final, the Spaniard, who currently sits 60th in the order of merit, will be hoping to maintain this form having missed six of his last eight cuts.

Rey has one professional win to his name that came at the 2020 Alps Tour’s Open de la Mirabelle d’Or.

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