Japanese rising star, Ryo Ishikawa posted the first 58 on a major tour when he won The Crowns tournament in Nagoya.
The 18-year-old, also known as the ‘Bashful Prince’, shot 12-under-par on Sunday to come from six shots behind to win by five.
Ishikawa, who now has seven Japan Tour wins, said: “I always dreamed of getting a score like this but didn’t think I would do it so fast.”
The world number 38 birdied five of his opening six holes on his way to a front nine of 28. His back nine was of similar quality, resulting in 12 birdies overall, to set up a 58 over the par-70 course.
“It’s absolutely unbelievable, I don’t know where all those birdies came from,” said Ishikawa. “Seeing my score improve by 12 strokes at the end – it’s like a dream.”
The previous Japanese Tour record of 59 was set by Masahiro Kuramoto in the 2003 Acom International.
No player has recorded a round in the 50s on the European Tour, however 60 has been posted 14 times.
“I got off to a good start for the first time in four rounds, so I told myself not to give up for the title until the end,” Ishikawa said.