Kim Seong-hyeon (25), who made his debut as a rookie on the PGA Tour this season, maintained his top spot in the second round of the Sony Open (total prize money of 7.9 million dollars), which he participated in for the first time in the new year.
In the second round of the tournament held at the Waiale Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 14th (Korean time), Kim Seong-hyun tied 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to hit 3 under par 67.
Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded a total of 8-under-par 132 strokes over the two days, advanced to the third round comfortably, finishing in a tie for 6th place by 3 strokes with sole leader Chris Kirk (USA).
Seong-Hyun Kim, who had to play the remainder of the game early in the morning as the match was postponed to the sunset while cruising with only 5 birdies up to the 16th hole the previous day, finished the remaining 2 holes with pars before entering the 2nd round.
After recording birdies and bogies alternately on holes 10 and 11 in the first half, Kim Seong-hyun, who was unable to reduce the number of strokes, made a 4m birdie on hole 17 (par 3) and a third shot from around the green on hole 18 (par 5) close to the pin at a distance of 80 cm. Added a birdie.
He committed a three-putt bogey at hole 2 (par 4) in the second half, but pulled out a birdie with a sharp iron shot at hole 3 (par 4), the next hole, and added a birdie to the last hole 9 (par 5) to finish the second round with a high ranking. .
Kim Seong-hyun, who made his debut as a rookie on the PGA Tour this season with excellent results on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second part of the tour last season, participated in 8 tournaments last fall and recorded a top 10 finish once. His tie for 4th at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year is Kim Seong-hyun’s highest ranking.
After finishing the 2nd round, Kim Seong-hyun said, “I was heavy in the morning, but I am satisfied with the rest of the game and the 2nd round well.” So he looked back, saying, “When there was no big crisis and a difficult situation came, such as falling into a bunker, the main thing was to save without mistakes.” 메이저사이트
Kim Seong-hyun, who said that she receives a lot of advice from Kyung-ju Choi (53), who decided to focus on the PGA Tour again from the Champions Tour starting this season, said that she learned how to attack the course while going through a 9-hole practice round with Kyung-ju Choi ahead of this tournament, and that this week was very helpful. .
Kim Seong-hyun said, “After playing in the series competition last fall, I had a month break before the Sony Open, so I feel like I am starting my rookie season again.” There is still a lot of season left, so I will do my best in each tournament.”
Among Korean players, Kim Seong-hyun recorded the best ranking, Kim Si-woo (28) tied for 16th (6 under par, 134 strokes), and Ahn Byeong-hun (32) tied for 23rd (5 under par, 135 strokes), followed. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) reduced 3 strokes on the day and recorded a total of 4 under par 136 strokes and placed in a tie for 33rd place.
Choi “Tank” Kyung-ju, who started his first PGA Tour tournament this season, was ranked high the previous day, but lost 3 strokes in the 2nd round to tie for 77th (1 under par, 139 strokes). see.
Davis Thompson (USA), who is currently tied for 58th in the cutoff, left an eagle putt in the last 18th hole (par 5) and the game was postponed to the next day, so the cutoff score may change depending on Thompson’s result, but that is highly likely. Not visible.
Kim Joo-hyung (21), who was considered a strong candidate for the championship, also missed the cut by staying tied for 97th (1 over par, 141 strokes), and Im Seong-jae (25) also tied for 110th (2 over par, 142 strokes) and failed to advance to the third round.
On the other hand, Kirk tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey on the day, hitting 5-under-par 65 and taking the lead for two days in a row with a total of 11-under 129. Kirk finished runner-up at the Sony Open two years ago. At the time, due to alcoholism and depression, the tour activities were temporarily suspended, and later, as the last tournament to maintain the seed, he competed in this tournament and took second place and was able to extend the seed.
Newcomers Taylor Montgomery and JJ Spawn (above USA) pursued Kirk fiercely with a 1 stroke tie for 2nd place (10 under par 130 strokes), and Jordan Spieth (USA) lost 5 strokes the day before and tied for 77th place (1 stroke from the previous day) Under par 139 strokes), the ranking fell significantly and was in danger of being eliminated from the cut.