If there is such a thing as a disappointing 65, Rhys Enoch can lay claim to one after what threatened to be an extraordinary opening round in the Canary Islands Championship.
Starting on the back nine at Golf Costa Adeje in Tenerife, Enoch birdied the 10th, made an eagle on the par-5 11th and then holed out from 122 yards for another eagle on the next.
Birdies on the 13th and 14th meant Enoch had covered his first five holes in seven-under and another birdie on the 8th left him needing to play the remaining 10 in four-under to record only the second 59 in European Tour history.
With three par-5s in his next four holes that looked a distinct possibility, only for Enoch to bogey the 18th and 1st and eventually sign for a six-under-par total which left him three shots behind Italy's Francesco Laporta.
"I think I just got a little excited," the 32-year-old Welshman admitted.
"I was calm, but excited on 18 because I was thinking it was a reachable par-5 to go 10-under through nine.
"I think I just got a little excited. I was calm, but excited on 18 because I was thinking it was a reachable par-5 to go 10-under through nine." – Rhys Enoch
"I just got really quick off the tee, hit a snapper (hook) and I don't really tend to hit those shots. I ended up scrambling for bogey. From there it was just a mish-mash really. Loads of good golf, two bad swings, some great saves.
Laporta also had the chance to shoot 59 after recovering from a bogey on the 10th with an eagle and three birdies in his next four holes to reach nine-under, but could only par the remaining four to card a 62.
The Italian said: "It was one of those days when everything goes in the right direction. I started thinking about 59 also, when I was nine-under through 14.
"But I'm still nine under so I'm pretty happy about the round."
Scott Hend was the leading Australian after the opening round, having shot a 67. Still, scoring was generally so low that his four-under-par round was only enough to leave the 47-year-old in joint-27th position.
His compatriots Austin Bautista and Maverick Antcliff were both one-under while Queenslander Jake McLeod shot a three-over 74.
- Phil Casey, PAA