Lim Seong-jae (25) and Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for third place in the second round of the PGA Tour American Express (total prize money: $8 million).
In the second round of the tournament held on the 21st (Korean time) at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72, 7,187 yards) in La Quinta, California, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys to score 6 under par 66. Recorded.
Lim Seong-jae, who scored an interim total of 13 under par 131, rounded the halfway point of the tournament in a tie for third place with Kim Joo-hyung, Jason Day (Australia), and JT Poston (USA).
Kim Joo-hyung, who played the second round on the Nicklaus Tournament Course (par 72, 7,147 yards), swung a 10 under par 62 strokes with 1 eagle and 8 birdies, and also scored 13 under par 131 strokes.
In this tournament, rounds 1 to 3 are held at three locations, including the PGA West Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and La Quinta CC (par 72, 7,060 yards), and the final four rounds are held at the West Stadium Course.
The leader is David Thompson (USA) with 18 under par and 126 strokes, 5 strokes ahead of Lim Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung. 2nd place is Jon Ram (Spain) with 16 under par 128 strokes.
Im Seong-jae has been consistently performing in this competition recently, including 10th in 2020, 12th in 2021, and 11th last year.
Lim Seong-jae, who caught the eagle by attaching the second shot from 228 yards on the 5th hole (par 5) to the hole about 3m away, finished the second round happily with a birdie putt of a similar distance on the last hole 18 (par 4). 메이저사이트
Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded the daily best with a 10-under par that day, raised the ranking from the top 60 the previous day to a tie for third place at once.
Kim Joo-hyung, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), made a fresh start with birdie, eagle, and birdie, and also made consecutive birdies on the 15th and 16th holes, reducing 6 strokes in only the first 9 holes.
Last week’s Sony Open winner Kim Si-woo (28) also improved his ranking.
Kim Si-woo, who was sluggish with a tie for 85th the previous day, drove 8 birdies without a bogey, and rose to a tie for 14th with an interim total of 10 under par and 134 strokes.
Lee Kyung-hoon (32) is in the 80th with 4 under par and 140 strokes, and Roh Seung-yeol (32) and Ahn Byeong-hoon (32) are outside the top 100 with 3 under par and 141 strokes.
Seonghyun Kim (25) recorded 143 strokes at 1 under par, and Seonghun Kang (36) recorded 146 strokes at 2 over par.
After completing the third round, this competition sorts out the players who are eliminated from the cut.