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Cristobal Del Solar has shot a record-breaking round of 57 in a Korn Ferry event sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Colombia.

The 30-year-old Chilean, who played college golf at Florida State, wrote his name into the history books with an incredible 13-under-par round on the opening day of the Astara Golf Championship in Bogota on Thursday.

He posted two eagles and nine birdies, missing a birdie putt on the 18th for an even more outrageous 56.

Del Solar, whose professional career has spanned across developmental tours in both Canada and Latin America, now holds the record for the lowest round in PGA Tour-sanctioned history.

Cristobal del Solar shoots record 57 in Korn Ferry Tour event - ESPN

The unthinkable round came on Bogota’s Pacos course, which ranks as the shortest on the Korn Ferry Tour at 6,254 yards.

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The par-70 plays around 9,000 feat above sea level, but there has never been a sub-60 score on the layout which is known for its narrow greens.

However, the conditions were perfect for Del Solar’s outrageous birdie blitz as he took an early five-shot lead in the Colombian capital.

The Pacos course stages the first two rounds of the event, with the weekend played over the Lagos course in Bogota.

PGA Tour pro Ben Griffin held the course record at 61 back in 2022, while world No.1 Scottie Scheffler posted 63 in 2019 as he was making his remarkable rise in the elite game.

But there has been no lower score on the Korn Ferry Tour, the circuit which offers promising players a direct path to fulfil their dreams on the PGA Tour.

According to golf statistician Justin Ray, Del Solar’s round also ties the lowest made across any major professional tour worldwide.

A 57 was made by Irishman David Carey on the Alps Tour in the Cervino Open in 2019, but that played on a par-68 layout in Northern Italy.

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