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 played around the PGA West Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and La Quinta CC (par 72, 7,060 yards), and the final 4 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 made steady results in this competition recently, including 10th in 2020, 12th in 2021, and 11th last year. 안전놀이터
Im 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).
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 refreshing 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.