Chile’s Cristobal Del Solar has recorded the lowest score ever in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event with a stunning 13-under-par 57 in the Astara Golf Championship.

Del Solar carded two eagles and nine birdies in the opening round of the Korn Ferry Tour event on the Pacos Course at the Country Club de Bogata in Colombia.

The 30-year-old equalled the Korn Ferry Tour record with a front nine of 27, making six birdies in the first eight holes and an eagle on the par-four ninth.

A birdie on the 10th and another eagle on the 12th took Del Solar to 11 under par for 12 holes and he picked up further shots on the 14th and 15th before making par on the last three holes.

The Pacos course is the shortest on the Korn Ferry Tour – playing just 6,254 yards – and is also almost 9,000 feet above sea level.

Del Solar has played three events on the Korn Ferry Tour this year. His lowest round before the 57 on Thursday was a 67.

Del Solar has beaten the record previously held by Jim Furyk and Stephan Jaeger. Jaeger shot a 58 (-12) in the first round of the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour. Remarkably, Furyk shot the same score the following week on the PGA TOUR in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

While Ireland’s David Carey carded an 11-under 57 on the Alps Tour in 2019.

Speaking at the end of his round, Del Solar said: “I don’t know how [that happened]. I didn’t even know what score I was on on 18.

“I had to ask my caddie – ‘what are we are at’ – as I didn’t know.”

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