BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Russell Knox shot the fifth 59 in Web.com Tour history Friday, missing a chance to break the tour record when he settled for pars on the final two holes in the second round of the Boise Open.
The 28-year-old Scot had two eagles and eight birdies in his bogey-free round at 6,807-yard, par-71 Hillcrest Country Club. He made a 7-foot par putt on his final hole, the par-4 ninth.
Knox is the second Web.com Tour player in two weeks to shoot 59, following Will Wilcox in the Utah Championship. Notah Begay III had a 59 in the 1998 Dominion Open, Doug Dunakey accomplished the feat in the 1998 Miami Valley Open and Jason Gore did it in the 2005 Cox Classic.
Knox had a one-stroke lead at 13 over after opening with a 69 on Thursday.
Knox was 11 under in an 11-hole stretch. He began the run with a birdie on No. 15, eagled the par-5 16th and birdied No. 17. After pars on Nos. 18 and 1, he eagled the par-5 second and birdied the next five holes.
The former Jacksonville University player won the tour's 2011 Chiquita Classic.