• Nelson Mandela Championship

Nel and Campillo both denied historic 59

ESPN staff
December 13, 2013
Campillo and Nel after their historic rounds © Getty Images

Colin Nel and Jorge Campillo were both denied a place in the history books as their rounds of 59 - the first-ever at the European Tour - were not officially recorded due to the Nelson Mandela Championship being played from preferred lies.

Both men arrived at the final hole at 11-under and successfully made par within ten minutes of one another at Mount Edgecombe Country Club, but European Tour rules stipulate the records could not count.

For South Africa native Nel it was a drastic improvement from a first-round 77 which moves him to four-under, while Campillo's 59 ensured he earned a provisional share of the lead with England's Matthew Baldwin.

Baldwin carded a round of 62 to stay level with Campillo while Oliver Bekker's 66 kept him one shot behind the leading pair.

Overnight leader Daniel Brooks is one of a number of players still yet to complete their second round.

The competition, which started a day early to avoid clashing with Sunday's funeral for Nelson Mandela, had already had two days of delays and play suspensions due to heavy rain in Durban.

Another early finish means those yet to finish their second round will resume play at 6am on Saturday. With tournament organisers reducing the competition to 54 holes on Friday, the third and final round will begin after 9.15am.

Leaderboard - second round suspended:

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