Andrey Pavlov Records 17 on First Hole on European Tour

June 12, 2015

Russian professional golfer Andrey Pavlov had to grind through three bogeys during his first round of the Lyoness Open for a 1-under round of 71 in the European Tour event. But after just one hole in his second round, all that work was cast away.

Pavlov carded a 17 on the first hole, tying him for the second-worst score on a hole in European Tour history.

The par-5 first hole at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria, stretches 506 yards and played under par during the first round, but it’s flanked with water, which Pavlov hit into six times. He would make the turn in 53 before carding a pair of birdies on the first three holes of the back nine. After paring the 18th, Pavlov signed for a 90, missing the cut.

Pavlov could take solace, however, in that his first-round 71 kept him five shots ahead of last place.

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