From Joaquin Niemann, the golfer who left the PGA Tour and opted for the LIV Golf, winning the first race of the 2024 Arabian Super League, to Cristobal Del Solar, a professional who achieved a record score in Colombia. Chileans taking the spotlight on the green.
Following the 25-year-old from Santiago, Niemann, here comes the 30-year-old from Vina del Mar. Del Solar on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second male US circuit, and in the Astara Golf Championship in Bogota, he closed the round in 57 (-13) strokes.
Never before in the history of professional golf on a par 70 course had anyone achieved a similar score. In 2019, in Italy, at the Cervino Open, a stage of the Italian Pro Tour included in the Alps Tour calendar, Englishman David Carey did indeed sign a round of 57 strokes, but eleven (and therefore not thirteen) under par.
Joaquin Niemann, results
Del Solar's round is also the ninth round under 60 strokes in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour. "I still can't believe I managed to accomplish this feat, I'm stunned," said the Chilean. Who has surpassed Jim Furyk and Stephan Jager, whose respective rounds in 58 strokes (-12) at the 2016 Travelers Championship (PGA Tour) and the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic (Korn Ferry Tour) represented until now the record for the main professional tours in the USA.
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