Jun 10th, 2017
16 year old shoots 59
To break club record
16–year–old Noah Goodwin from Corinth Texas has shot a 59, breaking the course record from the tips at Oakmont Country Club.
Goodwin is No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin boys junior golf rankings, and was the runner–up in the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur.
He birdied the first three holes and shot 5–under 31 on the front nine. He birdied 11 and 12 to get to 7 under.
"On hole 13, I had a chip shot for eagle, and that was the first time I thought about 59," he wrote in an email. "The people in my group were talking about the course record of 61. I chipped in to be 9 under. The chip in for eagle was a major highlight of the round."
Goodwin birdied at 14 and had a putt for eagle just lip out on the 15th. He then had a birdie on 16 after almost holing out from the fairway. He made a birdie from 14 feet on 17 to get to 13–under. He then missed a 20–foot putt for birdie on 18 to finish with a 59, breaking the course record.
Shooting a 59 at the age of just 16 is some way of announcing yourself to the golfing world. He's got to be one for the future.