Zandvoort - England's Matthew Fitzpatrick narrowly missed out on the European Tour's
first 59 in the second round of the Dutch Open in Zandvoort on Friday.
One day after Scot Paul Lawrie and Australian Wade Ormsby had fired nine-under-par 61s, Fitzpatrick went one better with a 60.
The 21-year-old had a birdie putt at the last to go round in 59 but left his effort agonisingly short.
"I was just trying to get the 'read' right... in fact I was thinking so
much about the line I forgot about the pace of it," Fitzpatrick told
reporters after his nine-under total of 131 left him three strokes
behind leader Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark.
"It was a bit disappointing to leave it short. But it's been a great day and I can't have any complaints about a 60."
Kjeldsen matched his opening 64 to lead by one stroke from Ormsby (68) and England's David Horsey (66).
Eight-time major winner Tom Watson, 66, carded a 68 for 137 as the
veteran American become the second oldest player in European Tour
history to make the cut.