Lim Seong-jae (25) showed an excellent iron shot on the first day of the PGA Tour special event, the Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars), reducing two strokes to finish in a tie for 27th place.
In the first round of the tournament held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71, 7322 yards) in Pacific Palisades near Los Angeles, California on the 17th (Korean time), Lim Seong-jae tied 4 birdies and 2 bogeys to hit 2 under par 69. 메이저놀이터
Lim Seong-jae, who started early in the morning on the 10th hole, made his first birdie on the 11th hole, but soon wrote down a bogey and the light faded. However, he caught a birdie on the par 3 14th hole and rose to under par. Afterwards, he continued his par march and added a bogey at the 5th hole in the second half. However, he improved his ranking by adding consecutive birdies in the last two holes, holes 8 and 9.
On this day, Im Seong-jae’s distance was 32nd with 307.5 yards, and his accuracy was 42.86%, which was 47th. In putt, he gained 1.01 strokes over average and was in 13th place, but the most outstanding was his iron approach shot. He ranked 7th with a 1.925 stroke gain over the other players in green hit percentage.
The game on this day had the best performance among Korean players, with some players unable to finish the game due to the sunset. Kim Seong-hyeon (25), who is playing for the first time, is tied for 44th with one under par with two holes remaining.
Max Horma and Keith Mitchell (above USA), the winners of this event two years ago, shot 65 strokes, 6 strokes down, and tied for the lead.