Kim Seong-hyun continued his upward trend by taking the lead in the first tournament of the fall series of the PGA Tour.
Seong-Hyun Kim shot 6 birdies, blocked one bogey, and shot 5 under par 67 in the second round of the PGA Tour Fortinet Championship (total prize money: $8.4 million) held at the Silverado Resort & Spa (par 72) in Napa, California, USA on the 16th (Korean time). hit .
Kim Seong-hyun, who rose to second place by hitting 7 under par the previous day, recorded an intermediate total of 12 under par and 132 strokes, jumping to a joint lead with Sahis Tigala (USA).
Kim Seong-hyun, the 2022 PGA Division 2 Korn Ferry Tour Rookie of the Year, debuted on the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season and tied for 4th at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year, leaving his only top 10 result.
He was only ranked 83rd in the FedEx Cup rankings and did not make the playoffs, but maintained his lead in the first competition of the fall series, boosting his hopes of winning his first championship.
Kim Seong-hyun, who started off well with a birdie at the 10th hole (par 4), his first hole of the day, and then a birdie at the 12th hole (par 5), gained momentum with consecutive birdies at the 17th and 18th holes after bogeying the 13th hole (par 4). He maintained par in the second half, but then made birdies again in the 5th and 6th holes, putting him at the top of the leaderboard.
Bae Sang-moon was named in third place (11 under par, 133 strokes), one stroke behind the joint leader. He was tied for 9th place with 5 under par in the first round, but entered the championship race that day by reducing 6 strokes with 7 birdies and a bogey.안전놀이터
Bae Sang-moon was the winner of this competition in 2014, which was held under the name Price.com Open. He, who has two wins on the PGA Tour including this, has a long-awaited opportunity to achieve top results.
Max Homa, who is trying to win this tournament for the third consecutive year, tied for 6th place (8 under par, 136 strokes) with Justin Thomas (USA).
Kyung-Hoon Lee finished the second round in a tie for 11th place (7 under par, 137 strokes), and Seong-Hoon Kang finished the second round in a tie for 19th place (6 under par, 138 strokes).
Seung-Yeol Noh was unable to reduce the number of strokes and missed the cut, finishing in a tie for 106th place with an intermediate total of 1 over par 145 strokes. The standard for passing the cut was 3 under par.