John Hahn lines up his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Julio Cortez
November 18, 2014

GIRONA, Spain (AP) John Hahn was one better than golf's magic number with a 12-under 58 in the fourth round of Q-school on the European Tour on Tuesday.

Hahn, an American who finished No. 120 on the European Tour this year, made 12 birdies on the shorter Tour Course at the PGA Catalunya Resort. The European Tour said it would not count as a record because of preferred lies in the soggy conditions.

Hahn started on the back nine and opened with five straight birdies. He put together four straight birdies around the turn and closed with a tap-in birdie for 58.

Hahn moved from a tie for 114th into the top 15 with two rounds remaining. The top 25 and ties earn a European Tour card for next year.

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