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Who is Cristobal Del Solar? ‘Mr. 57’ sets PGA record on Korn Ferry Tour with lowest score in a round

Back in 2016, Jim Furyk scored 58 in the last round of the Travelers Championship. It was the lowest score for a single round in PGA Tour history. That record has now been broken.

Cristobal Del Solar, a 30-year-old golfer on the Korn Ferry Tour, set the record for the lowest score ever in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, scoring a 57 in the first round of the Astara Golf Championship at the Pacos Course at Country Club de Bogata in Columbia.

It should be no surprise that the sterling opening round put Del Solar well out in front with the lead, five strokes ahead of six golfers tied at 8 under. 

Overall, the course is the shortest on the Korn Ferry Tour at 6,254 total yards, though it is made challenging by narrow fairways. It was the first time in the course’s history a golfer has posted a score under 60, while there have been nine total golfers in Korn Ferry Tour history to go under 60.

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Here’s what you need to know about Del Solar?

Who is Cristobal Del Solar?

Del Solar is a 30-year-old Chilean golfer currently on the Korn Ferry Tour. 

Cristobal Del Solar scorecard

Del Solar notched a pair of eagles, one on the 9 and another on the 12. He also tallied birdies on nine different holes and did not have any scores higher than par, which he had on seven total holes. He scored an impressive 27 going out (one eagle, six birdies, two pars) and notched 30 coming in (one eagle, three birdies, five pars).

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 35 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 70
Score 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 27 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 30 57

Where is Cristobal Del Solar from?

Del Solar is from Vina del Mar, Chile, and went to school at Florida State University. He currently lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

He was at Florida State from 2013-17, lettering as a redshirt freshman through his redshirt senior year. He won the Irish Creek Collegiate on April 9, 2017, the first and only win of his Seminole career. Across 39 tournaments, he had 11 top-10 finishes and averaged a score of 72.1.

As a redshirt senior, he had his best finish in the NCAA Championship, tying for 28th with a score of 2 over.

Cristobal Del Solar PGA Tour career

Del Solar went pro in 2017 after finishing his Florida State career. He has played just one PGA Tour event, the 2022 Mexico Open at Vidanta. He finished 3 under in the first round, but went 3 over in the second and did not make the cut. 

Del Solar also participated in the PGA Tour Q-School presented by Korn Ferry in 2022 and finished 7 over after three rounds. He withdrew after the third round.

He spent all of the 2023 season on the Korn Ferry Tour, notching four top-10 finishes, eight top-25 finishes and making the cut in 17 of 25 rounds. He earned $238,092 from those matches.

The Chilean golfer has spent most of his time on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, where he has played in 58 total events. He has won four tournaments, finished as the runner up once, finished third twice, finished in the top five nine times, the top-10 13 times and made the cut 39 times. He has earned $226,549 from those events.

Del Solar also has participated in eight PGA Tour Canada events. He has made the cut in six of those and has earned $9,566 from the events.

What is the Korn Ferry Tour?

The Korn Ferry Tour is essentially the PGA Tour’s top minor-league level. Golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour are often on the trajectory of eventually reaching the PGA Tour. Golfers that finish in the top-30 of the money list are moved up to the PGA Tour the following season.

The developmental tour used to be referred to as the Tour, but has since been sponsored by Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

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