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Rod Pampling's run at 59 falls short at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

LAS VEGAS — Rod Pampling shot 11-under 60 Thursday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, missing a chance for 59 when he parred the final two holes.

The 47-year-old Australian had two eagles and seven birdies in his morning round to match the TPC Summerlin record. He left a 22-footer short on the par-3 17th and missed from 12 feet on the par-4 18th.

"The putt on 17 just fell short in the jaws, and on 18 I gave myself a bad read," Pampling said. "I thought it was straight, but it just had that little left to right."

Chip Beck set the tournament record of 59 in 1991 at Sunrise.

Brooks Koepka and John Huh shot 62, and former Gator Billy Horschel opened with 64. Luke List and Matt Jones shot 65, and Jon Rahm also was 6 under with two holes left when play was suspended because of darkness.

Pampling had the lowest score in his PGA Tour career that features two victories. He had 10-under 61 late last year in the final round of the Australian Open.

"I've been hitting it quite well for at least two or three months," Pampling said. "I just haven't been driving it super. And I had my coach come (Wednesday), and we just fixed up a little bit of that. So that was good. And the irons were great. We hit a lot of close shots. It was just nice and solid. There was nothing that was extraordinary, but it was just very good."

Rod Pampling's run at 59 falls short at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 11/03/16 [Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:13pm]
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