Yes, the scorecard is legitimate and correct — that is indeed a 25 you’re seeing. Yesterday, Jamie Kureluk, a former Canadian Tour player and current assistant pro at a club in Calgary, fired a mind-blowing 11-under on the back nine at the RBC Insurance Alberta Open Championship.
Twenty-five on the back nine. Is your head spinning yet? Kureluk, a pro at the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club in Calgary, shot 25 to shoot 61. He was two-over-par after four holes and 12-under for his last 10 holes. He was 11-under on the back nine alone. His back nine is by all accounts a competitive record.
His final ten holes went like this: Birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle. My head is spinning just from typing that. I’d love to hear what was going through his mind as he was shooting the round of his life.
For those of you who want to find fault with it — you know, like, the course setup was easy, the technology helped him, whatever — a 25 is still a 25 and in a competitive round, no less.
25. Damn. Hats off to Jamie.