Cristobal Del Solar shoots record 57 on Korn Ferry Tour

There’s now a Mr. 57 in high-level men’s professional golf.

Cristobal Del Solar shot a 57 on Thursday at the Astara Golf Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour, the lowest score ever at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. The 13-under score came on a Par 70 track at Country Club de Bogota-Pacos in Bogota, Colombia.

Del Solar, a 30-year-old Chilean, made six birdies and an eagle on the front nine to make it clear he was going to go low. He kept up the momentum on a front-nine 27 with a birdie on No. 10, an eagle on No. 12, and two more birdies on 14 and 15. He parred the final three holes to still get in the house with a 57.

There had been six previous rounds of 58 — Jim Furyk (PGA Tour, 2016), Bryson DeChambeau (LIV Golf, 2023), Stephen Jaeger (Korn Ferry, 2016), Alejandro del Rey (Challenge, 2021), Kim Seong-hyeon (Japan, 2021) and Ryo Ishikawa (Japan, 2010).

The Korn Ferry Tour is a minor league feeder tour for the PGA Tour. Del Solar, a Florida State alum, is in his second season playing on the circuit, and turned pro in 2017. Country Club de Bogota-Pacos measured out at 6,254 yards at nearly 9,000 feet of elevation.

Low scores have been in the news in the past week in pro golf. Joaquin Niemann shot a 59 on Friday at LIV Mayokaba, and a day later Wyndham Clark shot a 60 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Both went on to win the events.

(Top photo of Cristobal Del Solar: Hector Vivas / Getty Images)

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