Bohn's round of 58 earns place in history

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The American Jason Bohn fired the lowest-ever round in tournament play in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, a 13-under-par 58, on the Canadian Tour's Bayer Championship here at the Huron Oaks Golf Club on Sunday. Bohn's heroics catapulted him to the front where he eventually won by two strokes.

The 28-year-old, from Atlanta, made 10 birdies and two eagles in his final round of 58, which could have been a 57 but for a bogey four at the short eighth. His four-round total of 24-under-par 260 gave him a two-shot win over Jace Bugg and a first prize of $32,000 (£22,000).

"It was wild, it was crazy," Bohn said. "Once I got really low, I started to get nervous but Billy [caddy Bill Spencer] kept me calm. Once I made the turn [at nine-under], I knew I had a chance."

Bohn, who was nine-under after seven holes of his final round, once earned $1m for a hole-in-one, but he said his 58 meant more to him than the "lucky shot" he made while playing for the University of Alabama in 1992. "I must admit, I've had a lot of luck in my life," he said.

Sunday's feat was even more special for Bohn because his parents were in the gallery for the first time in his five years on the Canadian Tour.

Japan's Shigeki Maruyama also shot a 58 in qualifying for the 2000 US Open at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

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