James Nitties' series of nine consecutive birdies corresponded to Mark Calcavecchia's world record ISPS Handa Vic Open first leaderboard-10 N Flanagan (Aus); -8 J Anstiss (NZ), K Kitayama (USA), H Leon (Chi), J Nitties (Aus), C Shinkwin (Eng), J Scrivener (Aus) Other selected: -7 A Karlsson (Swe); -6 N Colsaerts (Bel), A Johnston, S Manley (Wal), M Hoey (NI), D Drysdale (Sco)
The Australian James Nitties made a world record – equal to nine consecutive birdies in the ISPS Handa Vic Open – but does not lead after day one.
Nitties & # 39; run from the 15th to the fifth – a new record in the European tour – corresponded to the victory of 1989 Open champion Mark Calcavecchia in the Canadian Open 2009
" I've been pumped, "said the 36-year-old Nitties, who follows Nick Flanagan with two.
"I do not have other world records that I know, so being part of one of them is pretty cool."
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger made nine birdies in a row at the Maybank Championship 2017, but the preference was for lies used on that occasion, while the Bronte Law in England combined it on the way to winning the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in December.
Despite the record, Nitties on the first day in Geelong, Australia, besides a group of players including Callum Shinkwin from England on 64, two strokes behind his compatriot Flanagan.
In the ladies tournament played next to the men, the British Felicity Johnson tops the ranking after a first round of 65.
She is one shot away from the Canadian Anne-Catherine Tanguay and Kim Kaufman from America.