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West Chester native Jim Furyk posts round 50 shots better than Polish professional

Jim Furyk became only the sixth man in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship Friday.

West Chester native Jim Furyk posts round 50 shots better than Polish professional

Jim Furyk pumps his fist after posting a 59, tying the PGA single round record, during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Jim Furyk pumps his fist after posting a 59, tying the PGA single round record, during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Jim Furyk became only the sixth man in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship Friday.

The West Chester native joins Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby as the only men to score that low in a single round at a PGA Tour event.

Furyk posted 10 birdies, an eagle and a bogey to put him at 11 under and tied with Brendt Snedeker atop the leader board at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

Furyk’s all-time great round came a day after an all-time bad one from Polish golfer Pawek Japol.

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In case you missed it, Japol shot a 109 during the European Challenge Tour in the Ukraine. Sensing his chance of being remotely competitive in the tournament were down the drain, he withdrew from the tournament.

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