Peter Uihlein Misses Historic 59 by Inches at Alfred Dunhill Links

The European Tour has never seen a 59 carded in an official event. There have been 17, 60's carded, though the Holy Grail of scores has eluded the Tour.

24-year old American Peter Uihlein had a shot, all be it, a 40 foot shot at an eagle on the par-5, 9th (his 18th) at European Tour history.

Having already carded two eagles on the day, Uihlein bombed his driver off the tee, piping it right down the center of the fairway. His second shot found the green, leaving him some 40 foot away for an eagle putt -- And a shot at history.

Uihlein's putt tracked the hole all the way across the green. However, it was not meant to be. Missing the cup on the left side.

Instead, he would have settle for a share of history, carding the 17th, 60 in European Tour history.

Though he was not able to convert his eagle bid for the magical number. Uihlein did manage to tweet about his special round at Kingsbarns Golf Links.

@peteruihlein "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!!"

After carding an opening round of 71. His second round score of 60 vaulted Uihlein currently into a tie for third at 13-under par for the tournament.

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