While countryman Ivan’s status as Russia’s most famous Pavlov is secure, Andrey Pavlov nearly hacked his way into the record books with a disastrous first hole in the second round of the Lyoness Open. Pavlov got off to an abysmal start, splashing into the drink on six occasions on the 506 yard par 5 opener at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria.
Russian professional golfer Andrey Pavlov had to grind through three bogeys during his first round of the Lyoness Open for a 1-under round of 71 in the European Tour event. But after just one hole in his second round, all that work was cast away. Pavlov powered on through without another significant blow-up getting to the turn at 53 and had a couple of birdies on the back nine finishing with a score of 90. While he didn’t make the cut, his regained composure helped him avoid finishing at the very bottom of the leaderboard. The mortifying feat of carding a seventeen on a single hole matched Chris Gane who also managed to ring up the mega number at Gleneagles a dozen year back for the second worst tally in European Tour History. The record belongs to Phillipe Porquier who managed to rack up twenty strokes during a painful to watch, "he just can't find the green," shank-o-rama on a hole during the 1978 French Open at the La Baule Golf Course.