Woody Austin shoots 59, scores 43 points in Diamond Resorts

Woody Austin shot a 12-under 59 on Friday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, scoring 43 points in the modified Stableford event for PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and celebrity players.

"I thought I shot 60," said Austin, a three-time winner last season on the over-50 tour. "I didn't know it was a par 71."

The 52-year-old Austin closed with a 3-foot par putt in pouring rain. He holed a 47-yard pitch for eagle on the par-5 ninth and had 10 birdies on the Four Seasons Resort's 6,626-yard Tranquilo course. He earned six points for the eagle, three points for each birdie and one point for each par.

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