Cincinnati teen shoots 59 in North & South Amateur

Will Grimmer
Will Grimmer carded a 59 one day after shooting a 74 at the North & South Amateur.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Talk about your Cincinnati Red – Cincinnati teenager Will Grimmer filled his scorecard with a whole lotta red on Wednesday, July 10, when he fired an 11-under 59 in the second round of the prestigious North & South Amateur.

Grimmer, a 16-year-old junior at Mariemont High School, opened with a 74 in the junior division on Tuesday before lowering his score by a whopping 15 shots on the No. 1 Course at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Needless to say, he set a new course record.

''I never really expected it today,'' said Grimmer in a video posted on YouTube after his record round, in which he was only 1 under through five holes. ''But I started making a lot of putts.''

Grimmer ended up with an eagle, a bogey and 10 birdies. His round is perhaps the best in a big-time junior event since Bobby Wyatt shot a 14-under 57 at the Country Club of Mobile in the 2010 Alabama Golf Association State Boys Championship. Last month, Wyatt played a key role as the University of Alabama won the NCAA Championship.