It’s hard to classify when someone shoots a 60 as a choke, but Chad Collins has to feel like he let a sub-60 round slip away at the Utah Championship.
Collins went out in 9-under 27 at Willow Creek C.C. in the second round of the Web.com Tour’s event this week and was 11 under par through 12 holes at the par-71 track. Needing just one birdie in the last six holes to become the fourth player in tour history to shoot 59, Collins made six consecutive pars to card 11-under 60.
Collins admitted he just ran out of gas.
“Obviously the lowest score I’ve ever shot for nine holes … I just ran out of birdies,” said Collins, according to Golf Channel. “59 is hard to do; there’s not been very many of them. I was close, but not close enough.”
Nevertheless, the 60 is Collins’ best round of the year by far, topping the 67 he shot four different times in 2013.
Despite the disappointment of not joining Notah Begay III, Doug Dunakey and Jason Gore in the 59 Club on the Web.com Tour, Collins did take the lead at the Utah Championship at 16 under par through 36 holes. He had a three-shot advantage over Jamie Lovemark, Adam Hadwin and Brian Prouty heading into the weekend.