Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Rookie Kim Seong-hyun (25‧ Shinhan Financial Group) of the PGA Tour maintained the top 10 on the second day of the Sony Open (total prize money of $7.9 million).
In the second round of the tournament held at Waialae Country Club (par 70, 6994 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 14th (Korean time), Kim Seong-hyun reduced 3 strokes with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys.
Kim Seong-hyun, who took the lead by catching 5 birdies without bogey the previous day, tied for 6th place with an interim total of 8 under par and 132 strokes.
With only a 3-stroke difference from Chris Kirk (USA), who took the lead with 11 under par and 129 strokes, Kim Seong-hyun could even win the championship depending on the results of the remaining 3rd and 4th rounds.
Kim Seong-hyun, who was selected as the Rookie of the Year at the Korn Ferry Tour, the second part of the PGA Tour last year, earned a PGA Tour card for the 2022-23 season by ranking 11th in the regular season point rankings. Afterwards, Kim Seong-hyun, who participated in the PGA Tour Shriners Children’s Open, proved his competitiveness by finishing 4th.
Seong-hyun Kim, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4) that day, made a successful birdie from the first hole and got off to a good start. He made a bogey on the 11th hole (par 3), but gained momentum by catching consecutive birdies on the 17th hole (par 3) and 18th hole (par 5).
Seong-Hyun Kim, who lost a stroke to bogey on the 2nd hole (par 4), immediately rebounded with a birdie on the 3rd hole (par 4). And he caught a birdie on the last 9th hole (par 5) and finished the game tied for 6th place.
Kim Seong-hyun said that the advice of Choi Gyeong-ju (53, SK Telecom), the winner of this competition in 2008, was very helpful. In an interview after the match, he said, “I always get a lot of advice from professional Choi Kyung-ju, but this time, while playing a 9-hole practice round together, he gave me advice on how to attack each course. The advice helped me a lot to play today.” said.
Kim Si-woo (28‧ CJ Logistics) was tied for 16th with a 6 under par and 134 strokes, and An Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 23rd with a 5 under par and 135 strokes. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics), who reduced 3 strokes with 4 birdies and 1 bogey, also tied for 33rd place with 4 under par 67 strokes.
On the other hand, Choi Kyung-ju, Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf), and Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) experienced the bitter taste of missing the cut. 먹튀검증
Choi Kyung-ju, who was tied for 11th place in the first round, recorded 139 strokes at 1 under par while losing 3 strokes that day, one stroke short of 2 under par, the standard for passing the cut. Kim Joo-hyung scored 141 strokes over 1 over par, and Seong-jae Lim packed his bags early with 2 over par 142 strokes.
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