A little-known professional Australian golfer has set a provisional world-record score by shooting a 16-under 55 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Okla.
Rhein Gibson produced his incredible round on the 6,698-yard par-71 course last Saturday, knocking in 12 birdies and two eagles.
"I am trying to think myself what happened … I just kind of got hot I guess and every putt I hit went in," Gibson told the Eagle Eye Blog at Oklahoma Christian University, where he was an NAIA All-American during college.
Gibson’s score matches the 55 scored by PGA player Homero Blancas on a par-70 Texas course in 1962. Blancas’ score was previously noted as the world-record by Guinness Book of Records, until they changed their rules to require the course to be at least 6,500 yards long.
Ranked 1,444 in the world, Gibson, 26, plays on the Golfweek National Pro Tour, and is 12th on the money list after six tournaments, CBS Sports reported.
The native of Lismore, Australia, set the River Oaks’ previous club record when he shot a 60 earlier this month, Golf Digest reported.