Cristobal Del Solar Shoots Record Tour Low Of A 13-under 57.

Chilean golfer Cristobal Del Solar has created PGA Tour history in posting a 13-under-par 57 on the opening day of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Astara Golf Championship in Bogota, Colombia.

Del Solar, 30, also could have signed for a 56 missing a birdie putt on last at the host Club de Bogota.

The World No. 259th ranked Del Solar’s efforts come a week after countryman Joaquin Niemann posted a 59 of day one of the season-opening LIV Mayakoba event in Mexico that the reigning Australian Open champ eventually won in a play-off.

At the time he was signing his card, del Solar was five shots clear of his nearest challenger.

 

His score does match Ireland’s David Carey’s 11-under 57 on the Alps Tour’s Cervino Open back in 2019 as that had been the lowest recorded round on a professional tour, earning the title of golf’s only ‘Mr. 57’, but now he shares the honour.

Jim Furyk on the PGA Tour (2016 Travelers Championship) and Stephen Jaeger on the Korn Ferry Tour (2016 Ellie Mae Classic) previously held the record for lowest rounds in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with 58.

Nine others have shot rounds of 59 including the first being Al Geiberger during the second round of the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

CRISTOBAL DEL SOLAR – BACKGROUND

Del Solar played college golf at Florida State University, where he won one event, and was named to the All-ACC Team following his junior season.

Del Solar began his professional career on PGA Tour Canada in 2017, where he played six events. In 2018, he was the medalist at the PGA Tour Latinoamérica qualifying tournament in Argentina. His first professional win came in the 2018 Center Open, which he won by five strokes. Returning to PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2019, Del Solar won the Puerto Plata Open for his second career win as a professional.



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