The course record that existed at Pebble Beach was recently broken by a collegiate golfer.
The golf course is a storied one and hence, being able to be part of its history is an achievement by itself. That is what a collegiate golfer achieved last weekend. This is a public course that is famous in the country and being able to shoot a course record is something that golfers dream about.
Hurly Long was able to achieve this last Saturday when this Texas Tech senior student got down to playing on the course. He shot a second round 61 which was at the Carmel Cup, where he represented the Red Raiders. His 61 was 11-under-par and it included a 45 footer as well as an eleventh footer for a birdie that was on the par-5 at the eighteenth hole. These achievements put his name above others like David Duval and Tom Kite who already resided in the record books of the Pebble course.
Long was asked to give his comments on this and he admitted that the feeling was surreal. He was interviewed by PebbleBeach.com and he stated that it took a long time for his achievement to sink in. Pele Beach is a special venue for him and to have gained a course record here has definitely given him an honorable achievement that he can hold onto.
The scorecard that Long achieved is showcased at the course and there were subsequent tweets among the golfing community that talked about Long’s achievements. He has definitely made his school proud. He hails from Mannheim in Germany, but his collegiate career started in Oregon and it might be the start of a bright future for him at the golf rounds and tournaments in different parts of the world.