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Cristobal del Solar

Player profile

Career Honors:

  • 2017 Golfweek Third-Team All-American
  • 2017 Division I PING Third-Team All-American
  • 2017 Jack Nicklaus Award Semifinalist
  • 2016 & 2017 Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team
  • 2016 & 2017 All-ACC Team

CAREER (2012-17):

  • Finishes his career with Top-10 marks in:
  • Scoring average (72.10 – seventh).
  • Par or better rounds (53 – seventh).
  • Career rounds played (116 – ninth).
  • Finish percentage (70.3 percent – ninth).
  • Birdies (352 –eighth).
  • Eagles (nine – tied for sixth).

Redshirt Senior Season (2016-17):

  • Put together a career year, leading FSU in scoring average (71.06), first-round average (71.27), last-round average (71.70) and par 4 scoring (4.06).
  • Played 31 rounds, totaling 17 at par or better including nine rounds in the 60s.
  • Won the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate on April 9, 2017, shooting an 8-under 205.
  • Earned five Top-10 finishes in his 10 tournaments played – Rod Myers Invitational (tied for second), Sea Best Invitational (seventh), SunTrust Gator Invitational (tied for fourth), winning the Irish Creek Intercollegiate and the ACC Championship (tied for 10th).
  • Tied Harry Ellis for the low round of the year by a Seminole with a 6-under 65 in the second round of the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate.
  • Shot 2-under or better in 11 rounds, including a 6-under 66 in the final round of the Rod Myers Invitational.
  • Del Solar’s +0.13 average vs. par is the ninth-lowest in a single season in FSU history, and the best of those above par.
  • His 81.4 finish percentage in his final season is the 10th-highest at FSU.

Redshirt Junior Season (2015-16):

• Earned a spot on the All-ACC Team after a career year, setting new lows for average score (71.70), average vs. par (0.61), rounds in the 60s (7), and par or less rounds (17).
• Named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team.
• Average vs. par score of 0.61 was nearly a full stroke less than previous best of 1.59 in his sophomore season.
• Finished in the Top 16 in seven of his 11 events played, including an eighth-place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational (67-67-71) with a 5-under 205.
• Posted season lows with three rounds of 67 as a redshirt junior. His 4-under score of 67 in the first round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (Feb. 28) was one of the most impressive performances of the season considering the difficulty of the course.
• Led the Seminoles with five eagles, tying for the third-most in a season in FSU history.
• First-round scoring average of 70.27 was the 15th-best nationally.
• Par 4 scoring of 4.0438 is the seventh-lowest in a season in FSU history.
• Generated 11.97 pars per round with his steady golf, ranking 13th in the nation.
• Enjoyed a productive fall 2015 season with a 70.67 scoring average, the third-lowest on the team.
• Played well at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, shooting a 3-under 213 to finish 12th in the tournament.
• Shot a pair of first-round 68s at the DICKs Collegiate Cup on Sept. 25, 2015 and at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate on Oct. 5, 2015.

Redshirt Sophomore Season (2014-15):

• Ended his second playing season with a 73.18 scoring average.
• Shot a 69 in the third round of the NCAA Championship, helping FSU to an 11th-place finish.
• Tied for ninth at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional (May 14-16, 2015), shooting a 3-under 213 which included a final-round 68.
• Shot an even-par 216 at the ACC Championship in New London, N.C., finishing tied for 23rd.
• Carded a career-best round of 66 and shot a 3-under 213 to tie for eighth at the Gary Koch Invitational at Gaston Country Club (April 6-7, 2015).
• Shot a first-round 68 at the Valspar Collegiate (March 23-24, 2015)..

Redshirt Freshman Season (2013-14):

•    Finished third on the team with a 72.83 stroke average for the season and a 72.05 average for the spring.
•    His stroke average was the 19th best in the ACC.
•    Had his best finish of the year at the USF Invitational where he ended up in fourth place with a 13-under 203.
•    Del Solar’s 203 was the second lowest tournament score on the team in 2013-14.
•    His 13-under 203 is also tied for the third-lowest three-score score in school history.
•    Del Solar’s lowest round of the year was a 67 at the USF Invitational and at the NCAA Championship.
•    Was one of three Seminoles to finish in the top 10 at the ACC Championship, finishing tied for seventh with a 4-under 212.
•    Led FSU at the NCAA Raleigh Regional when he finished tied for ninth with a 1-under 212 to propel the team to the NCAA Championship.
•    After redshirting his first year, made an impact in the fall 2013 by competing in three tournaments.
•    Best finish of the year was a tie for 17th at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate.
•    Six of his nine rounds counted toward the team score.
•    Had a 74.67 stroke average for the fall.

Freshman Season (2012-13):


Before Florida State:

  • Graduated from the Pendleton School at IMG Academy in 2012.
  • Enrolled in the Pendleton School at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., during the fall of 2010.
  • Spent his final two years of his high school career at IMG.
  • Attended Colegio Aleman in Valparaiso, Chile (1996-2003) and the Mackay School in Vina del Mar, Chile (2004-10) before enrolling at IMG.
  • Very successful during his two seasons at IMG.
  • Finished in second place in the 2010 Texas Cup Invitational in Dallas, Texas, second at the Future Collegians World Tour at the University of Florida in 2010, second at the FCWT event at IMG in 2011, second at the FCWT event at Plantation Inn in 2011 and second at the FCWT tournament at Reunion resort also in 2011…won qualifier for the World Amateur with a 20-under.
  • Won the individual championships at the 2009 and 2010 Chilean Junior Open tournaments.
  • Earned a second place finish at the Chilean Junior Open in 2009.
  • Third place finishes in the 2011 National Amateur Tournament of Mexico, the 2011 South American Amateur Cup and the 2011 South American Junior Championships.
  • Finished in third place in the under 16 individual standings at the Optimist Florida USA Tournament in 2009.
  • Played in a pre-qualifier for the 2011 U.S. Open where he finished in 17th place in the individual standings.
  • Finished in the top 14 in the junior invitational at Sage Valley in 2012.


  • Born Oct. 11, 1993.
  • Parents: Verena Leefhelm and Ernesto Del Solar.
  • Holds dual nationality in Chile and Germany.
  • An exceptional athlete who has competed as a soccer player, a rugby player and a tennis player during his prep career.
  • Began playing golf at the age of three.
  • Selected Florida State over North Carolina, Memphis, Tulsa, Southern Louisiana, South Florida and Barry University.

Cristobal Del Solar By The Numbers:

  • Round: 65 (Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate, Spring 2017).
  • Tournament: 203 (USF Invitational, Spring 2014).
  • Best Finish: 1 (Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate, Spring 2017).