Rounds of 59 disallowed as Tour record in Nelson Mandela Championship

London, Dec 14: Spain’s Jorge Campillo and South African Colin Nel both shot 59 in the rain-hit Nelson Mandela Championship but they will not count as the lowest scores in European Tour history, according to reports.

According to the BBC, the policy of ‘preferred lies’ was in place, allowing players to lift and clean their balls on the damp fairways.

Par had also been reduced to 70 in the event shortened to 54 holes, the report said.

England’s Daniel Brooks led at 12 under after 10 holes of his second round before play was called off, the report added.

The tournament, hampered by heavy rain on Thursday, will finish on Saturday after the final round was brought forward by 24 hours to avoid a clash with the funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the report further said. (ANI)