James Nitties equals world record with nine consecutive birdies

James Nitties made a world record-equalling 9 successive birdies in the ISPS Handa Vic Open – but is eight shots off the lead at the midway mark.

His run from the 15th to the 5th in the first round – a European Tour record – matched Mark Calcavecchia’s task in the 2009 Canadian Open.

Yet a second-round 74, with simply one birdie, leaves him adrift of leaders Nick Flanagan and Jason Scrivener.

“I’m pumped. It is quite cool,” the Australian stated after his document run.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger made 9 birdies in a row at the 2017 Maybank Championship yet favored lies were being made use of on that occasion, while England’s Bronte Regulation matched it en route to winning the Ladies European Trip Qualifying College in December.

Australian duo Scrivener as well as Flanagan share the lead on 14 under with their compatriot Wade Ormsby a shot behind and 2 more residence players Matt Jager and also Brad Kennedy a further stroke back.

Scotland’s David Legislation, who has yet to drop a shot, is three shots off the pace along with Clement Sordet as well as Nick Cullen.

The event is co-sanctioned by the European Excursion as well as LPGA Trip and also in the women’s event, American Kim Kaufman carded a second successive 66 to reach 13 under and also lead by two from Japan’s Haru Nomura.

England’s Charlotte Thomas is 4 shots off the pace after a 2nd succeeding 68, yet compatriot Felicity Johnson, that held a two-shot lead after day one, slipped back to six under with a 74.

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