Peter Uihlein barely missed out making European Tour history today at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship when an eagle putt on his final hole of the day came up inches short. Had he drained the eagle putt on the ninth hole – which was from over 40 feet away – he would have become the first player in European Tour history to card a sub-60 round. He ended up converting his birdie bid to finish the day with a 12-under par 60. That score tied him with 16 other players for the lowest round in the tour’s history and gave him the Kingsbarns course record.
The 12-under round moved Uihlein to 13 under for the tournament and put him in a tie for third place, just two shots behind second round leader Tom Lewis. Uihlein, a 24-year-old American, began his day on the back nine and played the first half of his round in five under par thanks, in part, to one of his two eagles the day. He really got things going when he made the turn, however. He played his final nine holes of the day in seven under par. Uilhein rolled in eight birdies and two eagles in the second round without carding a single bogey.
What an awesome day at one of my favorite courses with one of my favorite players! Just a special day all around. Thanks for the love!!
— Peter Uihlein (@PeterUihlein) September 27, 2013
His performance in the second round was made even more impressive considering he failed to get anything going in the first round and was well off the lead after the opening day. I guess shooting a round of 12-under has a tendency to get you back into contention rather quickly.