Golf: Chilean Cristobal Del Solar records lowest score ever for PGA Tour-sanctioned event

Cristobal Del Solar.
Cristobal Del Solar. Photo credit: Getty Images

Cristobal Del Solar posted the lowest round in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event and tied the lowest professional tournament score ever after carding a 13-under-par 57 on Friday (NZ time).

Del Solar, a 30-year-old from Chile, recorded two eagles and nine birdies during his bogey-free opening round of the Korn Ferry Tour's Astara Golf Championship in Bogota, Colombia.

The Florida State product had a chance for an even lower final score, however he misfired on a 15-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 18th hole.

Despite failing to make that putt, Del Solar matched the 11-under 57 recorded by Ireland's David Carey during the opening round of the Cervino Open on the Alps Tour in 2019.

Del Solar is bidding for his first victory on the Korn Ferry Tour. He previously won four events on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, including twice in 2022.