Club 60: Meet the 15 players who have signed for a 60 in college golf

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There’s an elite, exclusive club in the world of college golf where new members are rarely added.

The cost to get in? A once-in-a-lifetime round. While no player has even crossed the scoring threshold into the 50s, 15 men’s players have signed for a 60, with Lindsey Wilson College’s Sebastian Sandin initiating himself into the group with a 10-under 60 during the second round of the Lindsey Wilson Invite on Monday at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, Kentucky.

While no woman has ever signed for a 60 in an official college round, five have signed for a 61, most recently in 2020 courtesy of Denver’s Anna Zanusso at the Westbrook Invitational. Ole Miss’ Julia Johnson did the same in 2019 at the Battle at the Beach. While at Gonzaga, Bianca Pagdanganan shot a 61 at the 2017 Pizza Hut Thunderbird Invitational. Before that, Colorado’s Esther Lee joined the club at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in 2016. Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse recorded the first women’s 61 at the 2013 Peg Barnard Invitational.

Take a scroll through the members of college golf’s Club 60.

Sebastian Sandin, Lindsey Wilson College

Sandin felt comfortable at home at the 2022 Lindsey Wilson Invite where he shot a 10-under 60 during the second round.

Parker Gillam, Wake Forest

Gillam shot an opening-round 60 to win the 2019 White Sands Intercollegiate at Ocean Club Golf Course for one of his two collegiate wins for the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest’s Parker Gillam won the White Sands Intercollegiate on the strength of an opening 60.

Juan Jose Guerra, Nova Southeastern

The opening day of the Battle at the Shores hosted by Barry University in 2017 was a 36-hole day. Then a sophomore, Guerra posted a 2-over 73 in the first round before firing an 11-under 60 in the afternoon’s second round. How’s that for a bounceback round?

Guerra’s scorecard

Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern

Steven Fisk fired a 12-under 60 in the second round at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational to become the 13th college golfer to post a 60 in college golf, and he had a real shot to be the first 59. He missed a four-footer for birdie on his penultimate hole and missed a 16-footer for birdie on his last.

Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern.

Li Wang, Yale

Li Wang had been frustrated with a swing change that took weeks to set in, and bogeyed the 18th hole at Yale’s home course in a playoff qualifier, sending him to the B-Team for the 2016 Macdonald Cup. He then went on to shoot the best round in program history with a 10-under 60.

Wang's historic scorecard
Wang's historic scorecard

Wang’s historic scorecard

Markus Lindberg, Missouri-St. Louis

Lindberg fired an 11-under 60 at The Country Club at The Legends in Eureka, Missouri, jumping 10 spots on the leaderboard to earn a five-shot victory at the season-opening Arch Cup back in 2016.

Markus Lindberg
Markus Lindberg

Markus Lindberg

Michael Miranda, St. Thomas Aquinas

Miranda shot an opening-round 11-under 60 and went on to win the 2015 Dowling College September Shootout.

Tomasz Anderson, Jacksonville State

Anderson won the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge after a final-round 12-under 60 at True Blue Golf Course in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Matthew Carvell, Southeastern Louisiana

Carvell shot a 12-under-par 60 in the first round of the 2008 Aldila Scenic City Invitational and went on to finish seven shots ahead of the pack.

 

Zach Bixler, Washington

Bixler tied the program record with his 11-under 60 in the second round of the 2007 Alister Mackenzie Invitational.

Zach Bixler at the 2006 NCAA Championship.

Michael Schachner, Duke

Schachner had his A-game when he needed it most at the 2007 NCAA Championship, where he shot a 10-under 60 to tie the course record at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

Duke’s Michael Schachner, chips onto the green of the 15th hole of the Golden Horseshoe Golf course in Williamsburg, Va,, during the third round of the Men’s NCAA Division I golf championship Friday, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Gary C. Knapp) ORG XMIT: VAGK103

Daniel Summerhays, BYU

Summerhays beat Schachner to the punch one year prior at Golden Horseshoe at the 2006 NCAA Fall Preview with his course record 10-under 60.

Brock Mackenzie, Washington

Four years before his fellow Husky Bixler, Mackenzie put his name in the college golf history book with a 12-under 60 at the 2003 Oregon Duck Invitational at Eugene Country Club.

As an umbrella keeps his clubs dry, University of Washington golfer Brock Mackenzie hits from a bunker as rain falls during practice Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Washington National Golf Club near Auburn, Wash. . (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech

Molder became the second player to sign for a 60, but the first to shoot a 12-under to get there at the 2000 Palmetto Dunes Collegiate at Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes.

Georgia Tech freshman golfer Bryce Molder acknowledges the crowd after sinking a putt on the 16th hole during the first round of play at the NCAA Division 1 men’s golf championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday, May 27, 1998. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

Paul Casey, Arizona State

The former PGA Tour, DP World Tour and now LIV Golf player didn’t just shoot a 10-under 60, he did so at the 1999 Pac-10 Championship at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle.

Paul Casey
Paul Casey

Paul Casey at Arizona State University.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek