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Dublin: 11°C Wednesday 23 September 2020

There's hope for us all! A European Tour pro hit six balls into the water to card a 17

Hope he had his ball retriever with him.

Poor guy.
Poor guy.

IF YOU’RE HAVING a bad day, spare a thought for Andrey Pavlov who has just recorded the second highest score on a single hole in European Tour history.

Having carded a 71 on the first day of the Lyoness Open yesterday, the Russian would have felt good coming into Friday – until a 17 at the first hole.

He found the water six times, and his 17 is the joint-second highest number of strokes on a single hole in European Tour history.

Chris Gane also made 17 at Gleneagles in 2003, while the unwanted record belongs to Philippe Porquier, who shot 20 at the French Open in 1978.

After his nightmare start, Pavlov’s fortunes hardly improved, with bogeys at the second, fourth and eighth, before a double-bogey six at the ninth saw him reach the turn in 53.

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