Mitch swinging 60s

February 08, 2017

Mitchell McComas shows off his scorecard after shooting a 64 on Saturday to equal the club record at Shepparton Golf Club.

It was a magical day for Mitchell McComas on Saturday.

Shepparton Golf Club’s head teaching professional enjoyed a round to remember to write his name into club history.

Many have tried over the years, but McComas equalled Leighton Lyle’s course record of 64.

The incredible performance came during the men’s stroke monthly medal.

McComas said he had no inclination the record-equalling round was coming.

But what really helped him was having a bogey-free round for the first time in his career.

‘‘I’d been playing pretty poorly, I had a couple of good hits on Thursday, but I was still a bit scratchy,’’ McComas said.

‘‘I’d probably been threatening for a while, so it was nice to post a score like that.

‘‘I made a few mistakes throughout the day, but I didn’t compound the errors and I was able to come away with pars and turn some of them into birdies.’’

McComas was honoured to tie with Lyle, who is the younger brother of former PGA Tour player Jarrod Lyle and has enjoyed national success of his own in the sport.

‘‘The Lyle name is pretty synonymous around here, so it’s good to be able to share the record with Leighton,’’ McComas said.

‘‘There are no real goals for the rest of the year, it’s just head down and bum up and keep busy with my coaching.’’

Originally from Coffs Harbour, McComas writes a popular golf column, published every Wednesday in The News.

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