22 Aug 2008

Jones shoots 59 for Australian pro record

5:46 am on 22 August 2008

Craig Jones has shot the lowest ever recorded round in Australian professional golf history by carding a 59 on the Queensland Sunshine Tour.

Jones shot 13 under at the Horton Park Golf Club in Maroochydore to take out the Babcock & Brown Horton Park Pro-Am, one of six events on the 2008 FKP Peregian Springs Series.

Jones' round included 10 birdies, two eagles and a bogey.

He birdied every par four on the course, and sunk a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole, a par-five, to secure his place in history.