Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) and Kim Joo-hyeong (21, Nike Golf) climbed the rankings on the second day of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) and jumped to the top. did.
In the second round of the tournament held at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California on the 21st (Korean time), Lim Seong-jae tied 1 eagle, 6 birdies, and 2 bogeys and hit 6 under par 66.
Lim Seong-jae, who recorded an interim total of 13 under par 131, finished the second round in a tie for third place along with Kim Joo-hyung and Jason Day (Australia).
He is five strokes away from Davis Thompson (USA, 18 under par, 126 strokes), who took the lead alone. 2nd place Yon Rahm (Spain) also reduced 8 strokes on the day and ranked 2nd alone with 16 under par 128 strokes.
Rounds 1 to 3 of this tournament will be held at three locations: Nicklaus Tournament Course, PGA West Stadium Course, and La Quinta CC. The final 4 rounds to determine the winner will take place on the West Stadium course. 메이저놀이터
Im Seong-jae has been on the rise for two days in a row.
Lim Seong-jae, winner of the 2020 Honda Classic and the Shriners Children’s Open in 2021, did not hold a title last year, but made an impact, reaching second place, the highest score ever for a Korean, in the FedEx Cup, the final match of the PGA playoffs. He is aiming for his third career win this season.
Im Seong-jae caught the eagle with his second shot on the 5th hole (par 5) that day, about 3m next to the hole. Im Seong-jae, who reduced 3 strokes in the first half, finished the second day happily by adding 3 birdies in 4 holes from the 15th hole (par 4).
After the game, Lim Seong-jae said, “Overall, an eagle came out in the beginning, and I got off to a good start, so I rode the flow well.”
Showing a strong appearance in this competition, he said, “This is my 5th appearance, and if you look at the course, the grass is well matched and putts are good.” There was,” he smiled.
Kim Joo-hyung, who played the second round at the Nicklaus Tournament Course, swung a 10-under-par 62 stroke, catching 1 eagle and 8 birdies that day. Kim Joo-hyung, who was ranked 61st the previous day, recorded a daily best and immediately tied for 3rd place (13 under par, 131 strokes).
Kim Joo-hyung, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), gained momentum by catching birdies, eagles, and birdies as soon as he started, and reduced 6 strokes in the first half alone. Kim Joo-hyung, who added a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4), had his best day by recording a birdie on the last 9th hole (par 4).
After the game, Kim Joo-hyung said, “I was very disappointed with the putt, but it went well today.”
After looking back, “Even yesterday, the putt feeling was not good and the hole looked too small,” he said, “I was able to play a little more comfortably with a new mindset. I was able to focus on the ball.”
Kim Joo-hyung, who had missed the cut last week, promised that it would be a good turning point.
“I had time to look back on myself,” he said. “Last week was also one of the long tours. Just a few things didn’t work out as I thought. My confidence has increased through today’s play, so I’ll be able to do well in the remaining two rounds.” .
Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who gained momentum by winning the Sony Open last week, also reduced 8 strokes on the second day and tied for 14th with a total of 10 under par and 134 strokes.
The rest of the Korean players faltered. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 88th with a 4-under-par 140 strokes, and Roh Seung-yeol (32, Sivent) and Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 101st with a 3-under par and 141 strokes.
In this tournament, the player eliminated from the cut will be determined after the third round is completed.