Sitting in 104th place with a 72-hole cut looming, American John Hahn was in dire need of a low round at European Tour Q-School.
On Tuesday, he didn’t just go low. He went really low – a 12-under 58 that vaulted him inside the top 15 with two rounds to play.
It was an important round. Only the low 70 and ties after four days made the cut; the top 25 after 108 holes earn their European Tour cards for 2015.
Starting on the back nine, Hahn, a former standout at Kent State, went out in 28, then added five more birdies to break the sub-60 barrier. Remarkably, there has never been an official round of 59, or lower, on the European Tour.
Hahn now sits in a tie for 13th, five shots off the lead, after his historic round on the Tour Course at PGA Catalunya Resort. This week he has rounds of 67-79-72-58.