Saturday, August 02, 2014


Fabian Gomez just misses 59 at Tour's Stonebrae Classic wire reports

HAYWARD, California -- Fabian Gomez shot a 10-under 60 on Friday night in the Tour's Stonebrae Classic, leaving a 25ft birdie putt short on the final hole at TPC Stonebrae.
''I wasn't nervous at all,'' Gomez said. ''If it's to win, maybe. I was just trying to make a putt.
''It's the closest I've been (to a 59) and so it's a little disappointing. I had the opportunity to make that putt. It's not very often you find yourself in a spot to shoot 59. I could have hit a better iron shot from the fairway. I just didn't hit it that good.''
The 36-year-old Argentine player had 10 birdies in his bogey-free round. He played the front nine in 7-under 28 and added birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 17.
''I was definitely aware of it (59), but I was just trying to stay in the moment, hit good shots and make good putts,'' Gomez said through an interpreter. ''I never relaxed. I stayed focused on what I was doing.''
Five players have shot 59 on the tour. Notah Begay III did it in the 1998 Dominion Open, Doug Dunakey in the 1998 Miami Valley Open, Jason Gore in the 2005 Cox Classic, Will Wilcox in the 2013 Utah Championship and
Russell Knox in the 2013 Boise Open.
Gomez had a 14-under 126 total for a one-stroke lead over Blayne Barber.
Barber had a 64. 
Dornoch exile Jimmy Gunn is T47 on 136 after rounds of 70 and 66.
He had birdies at the fifth, seventh, eighth, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th but a double bogey 7 at the long 15th and a bogey 5 at the second

par 140 (2x70) Players from USA unless stated
126 Fabian Gomez (Argentina) 676 60
127 Blayne Barber 67 62
130 Ashley Hall (Australia) 65 65, Nicholas Lindheim 63 67, Colt Knost 65 65, Bronson Burgoon 66 64, Travis Bertoni 65 65
136 Jimmy Gunn (Scotland) 70 66 (T47)



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