Cristobal Del Solar hits 57 at Astara Championship – one of lowest rounds in golf history

Cristobal del Solar carded one of the lowest scores in professional golf history when he shot a 13-under-par 57 in the Astara Championship in Colombia.

The Chilean, 30, carded two eagles and nine birdies in the opening round of the Korn Ferry Tour event, the developmental tour below the PGA Tour.

Country Club de Bogata’s Pacos Course is the shortest on the tour and almost 9,000 feet (2,743m) above sea level.

Ireland’s David Carey hit the only other 57 on a professional tour.

His round came at the Cervino Open in 2019 on the Alp Tour, the third tier in Europe below the European Tour.

Jim Furyk’s 58 at the Travelers Championship in 2016 is the lowest round on the PGA Tour.

It was matched last year by Bryson DeChambeau in a LIV Golf event while Ryo Ishikawa and Kim Seong-hyeon have made 58s on the Japan Tour.

Del Solar’s round is the best in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.

The 30-year-old, ranked 259th in the world, could have gone lower but missed a 15-foot putt for birdie on the par four 18th, meaning he parred the final three holes.

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