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Bohn shoots 58 in Canadian PGA Tour event

Jason Bohn's magic number had been one. But on Sunday, it became 58.

Bohn, who once earned $1 million for a hole-in-one, carded a 58 at the Canadian Tour's Bayer Championship, beating the best score in a PGA Tour event by a stroke.

Bohn went 9-under-par over his first seven holes Sunday at Huron Oaks Golf Club and ended up with a 13-under 58 that included a bogey at the par-3 eighth.

His four-round total of 24-under 260 was good enough for a two-shot win over Jace Bugg and the $32,000 top prize.

Bohn had 10 birdies and a pair of eagles in shooting a 58, which meant more to him than that "lucky shot" he had while playing for the University of Alabama in 1992.

"It was wild, it was crazy," he said. "Once I got really low, I started to get nervous but Billy (caddy Bill Spencer) kept me calm. Once I made the turn (at 9-under), I knew I had a chance."

Bohn took advantage of his chance and beat the 59s posted by David Duval (1999), Chip Beck (1991) and Al Geiberger (1977) in PGA Tour competition.

Notah Begay III and Doug Dunakey shot 59s on the erstwhile Nike Tour. LPGA Tour star Annika Sorenstam signed for a 59 earlier this season in Arizona.

Shigeki Maruyama shot a 58 last year, but the unofficial round came in qualifying for the U.S. Open.

Bohn actually had a chance for a 57, but his long birdie putt at the par-5 18th hole rolled just by the cup.

Sunday was even more special for Bohn, whose parents were in the gallery for the first time in his five years on the Canadian Tour.

"I must admit, I've had a lot of luck in my life," Bohn said. "But this meant a lot to me since it was the first time my parents were here to see me."


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