Ross makes history with round of 57 at Dogwood

The Dogwood Invitational in America has a history of low scoring.

Webb Simpson carded consecutive 63s to win the event in 2007. Rory Hie shot the competitive course record with a 62 in the final round in 2008 to win the event. Brian Harman won with a closing 66 in 2009, Michael Johnson with a 64 in 2013 and Nate McCoy with a 65 in 2011.

Alex Ross Alex Ross (Credit: Twitter/Amateur Golf)

But a new low was recorded during the tournament’s third round by American Alex Ross with the 20 year old firing a 15-under-par 57, making 13 birdies and an eagle.

The record low score on the PGA Tour was a 58 from Jim Furyk at the Travelers Championship in 2017. Stephan Jaeger shot a 58 on the Tour and Ryo Ishikawa shot a 58 on the Japan Tour.

The Guinness Book of World Records recognises Australian Rhein Gibson’s 16-under 55 at River Oaks Golf Club in 2012 as the lowest official round of golf ever recorded.

Ross would go onto card a final round 70 after opening with rounds of 75-73 to finish in a share of 11th position at 13-under, with fellow American Brandon Mancheno winning the championship at 21-under.

Andrew Richards was the best of the Australians finishing in a share of 14th position at 12-under-par. Lachlan Baker finished in a share of 33rd position at 5-under, with John Lyras a stroke further back in a share of 38th position.

Matias Sanchez and Zinyo Garcia missed the 5-under-par their round cut mark.