Kim Seong-hyun’s 7-under fireworks shot toward qualification for special competition

Kim Seong-hyun, who is aiming to qualify for a special event, started the PGA Tour fall series on a good note.

Seong-Hyun Kim hit 7 under par 65 on the first day of the Fortinet Championship, the first tournament of the PGA Tour Fall Series held at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, USA on the 15th (Korean time). He recorded an eagle and five birdies without any bogeys, reducing 7 strokes, and took second place. He is two strokes behind sole leader Lucas Herbert (Australia).

Kim Seong-hyun, who failed to enter the top 70 in the FedEx Cup rankings in the 2022-2023 season and was unable to advance to the playoffs, entered the fall series with solemn determination. This is because only 70 to 80 people will participate, which is half the number of regular competitions such as the Genesis Invitational and Memorial Tournament next season, and with a large amount of prize money and FedEx Cup points at stake, this is the last opportunity to win the right to participate in a special competition.스포츠토토

He hit the first button well. Kim Seong-hyun, who started the day’s game in good spirits by making three consecutive birdies from the 3rd to 5th holes, recorded his 4th birdie on the 9th hole. On the 14th hole, he recorded an eagle, a shot that drew cheers from viewers. After hitting the hole with a sharp wedge shot from 106 yards, he was delighted, clenching his right hand. He finished perfectly too. Seong-Hyun Kim caught another birdie on the 17th hole, completing 7 under par.

Kim Seong-hyun said, “After missing the cut in the sponsored tournament held in Korea last week, I had the effect of regrouping,” and added, “Overall, everything went well. I think I played comfortably on the first day, especially thanks to my good putt.” .

Kim Seong-hyun, who revealed his earnest desire to win his first PGA Tour victory, expressed his determination to continue knocking as he has done so far. He emphasized, “I believe that if I fight and not run away, I will be able to achieve the results I want someday,” and added, “I will focus my mind and do a great job until the end.”

Seong-Hoon Kang and Bae Sang-Moon, who are aiming to secure a spot on the PGA Tour next season, also performed well. Kang Seong-hoon, who shot 6 under par 66, was tied for 3rd place, and Bae Sang-moon was tied for 9th place with 5 under par 67 strokes.

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