Michael Feagles fires 59 in opening round of KFT’S BMW Charity Pro-AM
Michael Feagles made a left-to-right, curling 30-footer for birdie on his final hole Thursday to shoot 59 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
It marked the ninth sub-60 round all time on the Korn Ferry Tour and the second this year.
Mac Meissner shot 59 in April’s Lecom Suncoast Classic. Prior to that, no one had broken 60 on tour since 2017. The lowest score ever recorded on the KFT is a 58 by Stephan Jaeger at the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic.
Feagles had never shot better than 64 in his KFT career, which includes 33 previous starts.
The 25-year-old former Fighting Illini began the opening round at Thornblade Club – one of two courses in rotation with the pro-am field in South Carolina – on the 10th hole.
He turned in 6-under 30 and was 7 under through 13 holes. That’s when he birdied in, carding circles from No. 5 to his par-3 finisher a the ninth.
“Never really had a chance to shoot 59. That was like my first, like, real chance. So I’m 1 for 1,” said Feagles, who is a nephew of former NFL punter Jeff Feagles.
“I finally feel like I’m piecing it all together, and obviously I pieced it really well together today.”
Even with the historic round, Feagles only leads by two shots. David Skinns shot 10-under 61 at Thornblade. Josh Teater carded a 10-under 62 at Carolina Country Club.
Feagles and Skinns will play Carolina CC on Friday while Teater will move to Thornblade.