Once again, the European Tour almost saw its first 59, but Scott Jamieson came up tantalizingly short.
Just missing a 15-foot chip for 59 at the Portugal Masters, Jamieson settled for 10-under 60 and the early third-round lead at Oceanico Victoria G.C. at 14 under par through 54 holes. Jamieson is one clear of David Lynn.
Jamieson went out in 29, making six birdies on the front side to spur early talk of a magical sub-60 round, but with three holes left to play, Jamieson needed to birdie all three to make European Tour history. He nabbed the first two at the par-3 16th and the 589-yard par-5 17th.
The Scot went long with his second shot to the par-4 finisher, needing to chip in, but came up short, just grazing the edge of the cup.
The 60 is the second of the year on the European Tour after American Peter Uihlein gave a run at 59 at Kingsbarns in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in September.
There have been three rounds of 59 in the United States this year, with Jim Furyk the most recent to pull off the task at the BMW Championship in September. Will Wilcox and Russell Knox also shot 59 on the Web.com Tour.