18-Hole Scoring Record on Korn Ferry Tour

What is the lowest round of golf ever scored on the Korn Ferry Tour? There have been multiple rounds of 59 and lower on the Korn Ferry Tour. But the all-time 18-hole scoring record for this tour is an eye-popping 57.

The Korn Ferry Tour is the PGA Tour's official developmental tour, the second-level tour just one step below the PGA Tour. Many of the golfers who play the Korn Ferry Tour eventually move up to the PGA Tour and enjoy good careers.

The Record: 57 by Cristobal Del Solar

On February 8, 2024, Cristobal Del Solar became not just the Korn Ferry 18-hole record-holder with a score of 57, but also the first golfer to score 57 in any PGA Tour-sanctioned tour round. (That includes the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamerica, and the Champions Tour.)

Del Solar scored his 57 in the first round of the 2024 Astara Golf Championship, played at Country Club de Bogota-Pacos in Bogota, Colombia. Something to keep in mind, however, is that Del Solar's 57 happened on a golf course that measured only 6,254 yards — very short by modern tour standards. And it was a course at 9,000 feet of altitude, making it play even shorter than its already very short measured yardage.

Still, a 57 is an amazing score, and nobody else in the field that day scored lower than 61. Del Solar had a 27 on the front nine and a 30 on the back nine. He didn't even have to birdie any of the final three holes to record his record round.

He had six birdies and an eagle on the front nine (par-35) and was 8-under par at that point. On the back nine (par-35), Del Solar added another three birdies plus another eagle. All told, that's nine birdies plus two eagles, 13-under par 57 on the par-70 course.

The List: Best 18-Hole Scores Ever on Korn Ferry Tour

These are all the scores lower than 60 in the history of the PGA Tour's feeder circuit, which dates to 1990:
  • 57 — Cristobal Del Solar, 2024 Astara Golf Championship, Country Club de Bogota-Pacos in Bogota, Colombia, first round
  • 58 — Stephan Jaeger, 2016 Ellie Mae Classic, TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California, first round
  • 59 — Notah Begay III, 1998 Dominion Open, The Dominion Club in Richmond, Virginia, second round
  • 59 — Doug Dunakey, 1998 Miami Valley Open, Heatherwoode Golf Club in Sprinboro, Ohio, second round
  • 59 — Jason Gore, 2005 Cox Classic, Champions Run in Omaha, Nebraska, second round
  • 59 — Will Wilcox, 2013 Utah Championship, Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy Utah, fourth round
  • 59 — Russell Knox, 2013 Albertsons Boise Open, Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho, second round
  • 59 — Sam Saunders, 2017 Web.com Tour Championship, Atlantic Beach Country Club in Atlantic Beach, Florida, first round
  • 59 — Mac Meissner, 2023 Lecom Suncoast Classic, Lakeland National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, second round
  • 59 — Michael Feagles, 2023 BMW Charity Pro-Am, Carolina Country Club in Greer, South Carolina, first round
  • 59 — David Kocher, 2023 Albertsons Boise Open, Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idah, fourth round
The first 59 on the Korn Ferry Tour was by Notah Begay III in 1998. The first 58 was by Stephan Jaeger in 2016. And the first 57 was by Cristobal Del Solar in 2024.

Who was the first golfer to score 60 in a round on this tour? Back in 1991, when the circuit was known as the Ben Hogan Tour, Jeff Woodland had a 60 in the Dakota Dunes tournament in Iowa.

Related articles:

espn.com, "Cristobal del Solar shoots record 57 in Korn Ferry Tour event," https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/39485695/cristobal-del-solar-shoots-record-57-korn-ferry-tour-event
Korn Ferry Tour statistics, Scoring, Lowest Round, https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour/stats/detail/299
Web.com Tour Media Guide, 2016

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