It’s hard to play better golf than Australia’s Ben Murphy did Saturday. In fact, history tells us no one has ever gone lower on a par-72 course.
Playing in a charity event on the North Course at Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, Murphy recorded a 15-under-par 57 to lap the field by 10 strokes and join a fabled list of players who have posted that number in competition.
In all, Murphy had 11 birdies and two eagles. He shot a 28 on the front nine and a 29 on the back, closing with an eagle at the 17th and a birdie on the 18th.
Member Ben Murphy had a good day today ! Well done Ben 57 of the stick ! pic.twitter.com/PD8cRY9A0f
— Peninsula Kingswood (@pkcgc) April 16, 2022
According to a Golf Australia Magazine report, a PGA member who was also playing in the event said the course — which measures about 6500 yards — was playing especially long. The conditions were “tough for mere mortals,” the source said.
Like fish stories, golf score stories can venture into tall tale territory. They’re often hard to verify. But there’s certainly enough evidence here to legitimize Murphy’s feat.