Presnell comes close to 59 in Australian event

Alistair Presnell has equaled the Australasian PGA tour record

by shooting a 12-under-par 60 to win the Victorian PGA Championship

by a stroke.

Presnell almost set a new mark but missed a six-foot birdie on

the 17th hole that would have given him a 59 at the Sandhurst


Two other men have shot a 60 on the Australasian Tour: Ernie Els

at the 2004 Heineken Classic at Royal Melbourne and Paul Gow at the

2001 Canon Challenge at Sydney’s Castle Hill.

Presnell’s total of 22-under 266 saw him win by a shot from

fellow Australians and overnight leaders Kurt Barnes and David

Bransdon, who both had final round 67s.