Britain's Scott Jamieson rocketed to the top of the leaderboard midway through the third round of the Portugal Masters on Saturday after becoming the 17th player to shoot a 60 on the European Tour.
Jamieson reeled off 11 birdies and seven pars at the Oceanico Victoria course in Vilamoura to finish with a 14-under tally of 199.
No one has ever returned a 'magical 59' on the tour.
Jamieson has a two-stroke lead over fellow Britons David Lynn and Paul Waring and South African Hennie Otto who have all yet to begin their rounds.
The 29-year-old Scot narrowly failed with his attempt at a record-breaking birdie at the 18th when his chip just missed the cup.
“I thought it was going in but unfortunately it hung on the lip and went past the hole,” Jamieson told European Tour Radio.
“But the fact that I gave myself a chance there at the last hole, I couldn't ask for any more.”
Jamieson has only one tour victory to his name and that came at the Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa in December.
With conditions perfect for scoring in Portugal, he believes he will be overtaken at the top of the leaderboard by the end of the round.
“I'm sure the leaders will be 17 or 18 under by the end of the day,” he said.– Reuters