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Frankie Capan III makes history with a 13-under 58 on Korn Ferry Tour

April 25, 2024

Andrew Wevers

Frankie Capan III tied the lowest under-par round in Korn Ferry Tour history on Thursday.

Capan, a Minnesota native and product of Florida Gulf Coast University, turned in a 13-under 58 at the Veritex Bank Championship in Texas, breaking Scottie Scheffler's course record.

Capan was four under through his first eight holes at Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington before making an eagle at the par-5 ninth. He proceeded to roll off seven consecutive birdies on the back, finishing with back-to-back pars on his final two holes for a 29-29 finish.

Interestingly it wasn’t even the lowest score on the Korn Ferry Tour this year. In February there were two sub-60 scores at the Astara Golf Championship thanks to Cristobal Del Solar (57) and 19-year-old Aldrich Potgieter (59). Those scores came with asterisks of sorts, as the course was a par 70 and playing at just 6,254 yards, a distance extremely short by pro standards made even shorter by the course’s elevation of 8,600 feet above sea level. For context, the Texas Rangers layout is a par-71 layout measured at 7,010 yards.

There have been just six other 58s recorded on world-ranked professional golf tours, including one at the KFT circuit (Stephan Jaeger at the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic). This group does not include Bryson DeChambeau’s 58 at a LIV Golf event in West Virginia last year, as the Saudi league does not qualify for Official World Golf Ranking points. Jim Furyk has the PGA Tour record with a 58 at the 2016 Travelers Championship.

Capan, 24, is in his second year on the Korn Ferry Tour. He entered the week ranked 30th on the season-long points list, with the top 30 earning PGA Tour cards for the following season.