Making nine birdies and two eagles with his Pro V1x golf ball, Cristobal Del Solar posted a record-breaking 13-under 57 in the first round of the Astara Golf Championship, carding the lowest round ever in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event.
Del Solar began the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season playing a competitive golf ball brand. In late May at the AdventHealth Championship, Del Solar made a mid-season move to Titleist, switching to a Pro V1x Left Dash.
Two months later, Del Solar worked with Jeff Beyers of Titleist Golf Ball R&D, looking for more spin at the bottom end of his bag. He moved to 2023 Pro V1x at the Price Cutter Championship and went on to record his then-best finish on the Korn Ferry Tour – a solo 5th at the NV5 Invitational – in his next start.
“Cristobal really liked Left Dash but we thought he could benefit from a little bit more spin with his short irons and wedges,” Beyers said. “He tried 2023 Pro V1x and it was a pretty easy change for him. The numbers were great. He played really well, made a late season push to get his TOUR card and now he’s off to a great start this year.”
2023 Pro V1x is engineered with a high gradient dual core design that delivers lower long game spin for increased distance and a more consistent flight – helping golfers hit the ball longer and straighter while maintaining the Drop-and-Stop greenside control that Pro V1x players rely on to play their best.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Aldrich Potgieter became the youngest player to break 60 in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event after carding a 59 in the second round of the Astara Golf Championship. Potgieter, 19, birdied his final three holes (Nos. 7-9 at Country Club de Bogota – Pacos) to post 11 under on his Friday round. He ended the day with 10 birdies and an eagle.
Just two weeks ago, Potgieter became the youngest champion in Korn Ferry Tour history, as he claimed the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. He gamed his Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs in accomplishing both feats.
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