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Frankie Capan III shoots 58, breaks Scottie Scheffler's course record at Veritex Bank Championship

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Capan III plays eight-hole stretch in 9 under

    Written by Staff @KornFerryTour

    Frankie Capan III went crazy low Thursday on the Korn Ferry Tour. Nearly in record fashion.

    Capan carded 13-under 58 in the opening round of the Veritex Bank Championship, matching the second lowest score in Korn Ferry Tour history. He fell one shy of Cristobal Del Solar's record 57, set at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard earlier this year, but it was a heck of a show nonetheless.

    Frankie Capan III's putt to shoot 58 at Veritex Bank Championship

    Capan's 58 is also a new course record at Texas Rangers Golf Club, surpassing Scottie Scheffler's 59 in a casual round with friends on May 3, 2020.

    "When someone said it was for 58, I was excited because I know Scottie Scheffler shot 59, so whenever you can beat that guy, especially nowadays, I mean, you've got to take advantage," Capan said afterward.

    The Minnesota native played an eight-hole stretch in 9-under Thursday, following an eagle at the par-5 ninth with seven straight birdies to begin the back nine at par-71 Texas Rangers Golf Club. He "cooled off" with a two-putt par at the long par-4 17th hole. He arrived at the par-5 18th hole at 13 under for the round, but he found a fairway bunker off the tee, laid up to 134 yards and missed his third shot left of the green. He chipped to 7 feet and drained the par putt to match the Korn Ferry Tour's second-lowest score of 58, carded by Stephan Jaeger in the opening round of the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae.

    Capan had previously shot 59 in the final round of a high school state championship, but this is his first sub-60 score in PGA TOUR-sanctioned competition.

    "Very seldom are you there to where when you're that far under par. I shot 59 before, so I thought, you know, may as well break that," Capan said. "It was a lot of fun out there. After the first four, five holes, I just felt really comfortable with my game and where I was at.

    "I've been putting a lot of work in the last few weeks and really the last few months just trying to dial a few things in. I think it all kind of came together, which was nice today."

    Capan rattled off four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 in Thursday's round, an early indication that something special could be brewing. The 24-year-old, who spent time at the University of Alabama before transferring to Florida Gulf Coast, indeed authored something special: His 58 is also a new course record at Texas Rangers Golf Club, surpassing Scottie Scheffler's 59 in a casual round with friends on May 3, 2020.

    The Korn Ferry Tour's all-time record for consecutive under-par holes is nine, set by Omar Uresti in 1994. At the 2009 Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, Kyle Reifers played an eight-hole stretch in 10 under, a record for longest birdie/eagle streak relative to par. Capan gave it a run but fell just shy of matching these marks. He matches Michael Arnaud (2018 BMW Charity Pro-Am, Round 2) and Ahmad Bateman (1996 Utah Championship, Round 2) with a 9-under stretch through eight holes on the Korn Ferry Tour.

    Capan entered the week at No. 30 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List with five made cuts in eight starts, riding momentum from back-to-back top-10 finishes in his previous two starts. Capan, 24, finished No. 51 on the Korn Ferry Tour season-long standings as a rookie in 2023.

    The top 30 on the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Points List will earn 2025 PGA TOUR membership. Capan is on the right track to earn his first TOUR card, especially considering the firepower he displayed Thursday in the Lone Star State.

    "Whenever you're out there playing well and going low, I really just wanted to keep going as much as I could," Capan said. "I know this course might be gettable the next few days, so just tried to get as many as I could.

    "I just love hitting great golf shots. If you throw score out of it, I just want to keep doing that. I think that's one thing that whenever you start going low, it's like why are you here, you love playing golf, you may as well just take advantage of when everything does line up and do your best to go as low as humanly possible."

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