Mike Schuchart of Lincoln shot 12-under 60 in 1988. Schuchart also has the second best round at Holmes Park, an 8-under 64.
Schuchart, with a half-dozen, owns the most course records of any active Midlands golfer. What's interesting is that the Lincoln teaching pro, a former member of the PGA and Nationwide Tours, posted most of those rounds without including an eagle. All birdies.
Twelve birdies at Holmes Park, his home course in Lincoln, for a career-low 60. Ten at Heritage Hills in McCook for a 62. Nine in nine holes at Red Cloud, believed to be the only such round in Midlands annals. Nine at Whispering Creek in Sioux City.
“I don't make many eagles,” Schuchart said.
His round at Holmes Park — in the late 1980s, he believes — was symmetrical. Six birdies on the first nine, six on the second. On the 16th tee, he was 10 under and thoughts of breaking 60 began to dance.
Schuchart lipped out his second shot on the par-4, settling for an easy birdie. He lipped out a putt on 17 for birdie and another on the par-5 18th for eagle. Any of those drop, and the 59 was his.
“You play a course so many times and you know what all the shots are and where you can score,'' Schuchart said. “At Holmes, you figure there are three holes on each side that you should birdie and then you sprinkle in a few more. I always figure 16, 17 and 18 are birdie holes.''
One aces at an average of 155 yards
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