The ‘Korean Big 4’ all passed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, a special tournament designated by the PGA Tour. Lim Seong-jae (25) cut 5 strokes on the second day of the tournament and rounded the halfway point with a tie for 4th place, the best result among Korean players.
The second round of the tournament was held at the Quail Hallo Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 6th (Korean time).
Lim Seong-jae, who started in a tie for 25th by hitting 2 under par on the first day of the tournament, made 6 birdies and blocked 1 bogey to reduce his 5 strokes. Lim Seong-jae, who scored a total of 7 under par in the first and second rounds, was tied for 4th place, one stroke short of Tyral Hatton (England) and other 8 under par joint leaders.
Lim Seong-jae saved 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey in the first half, and brightened the prospects for the 3rd round with a neat play that caught only 3 birdies in the second half. In particular, in the 15th hole (par 5), he caught a birdie with a chip shot of about 8.6m, drawing cheers from the galleries.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Kyunghoon Lee (above) and Joohyung Kim.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32), who was tied for second place the previous day, only reduced one stroke that day and rounded the halfway point to tie for 10th place with a total of 6 under par. Kim Joo-hyung (21), who participated for the first time in this tournament, caught 3 birdies, but lost 2 strokes due to shot hunting with 5 bogeys, and was tied for 38th place with a total of 2 under par. Kim Si-woo (28) also lost one stroke and faced the third round with a tie for 38th place, the same ranking as Kim Joo-hyung. The standard for passing the cut in this tournament is 1 under par.
However, the rest of the ‘Korean Brothers’ failed to advance to the finals. Ahn Byeong-hun (32) lost one stroke and missed the cut by hitting a total of 3 over par, and Kim Seong-hyeon (25) lost 5 strokes, including two double bogeys, and ended up in the bottom ranks with a total of 4 over par.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who returned to the tour about a month after missing the masters cut, struggled through the cut line with a total of 1 under par. The third round of the tournament will be broadcast live from 2:00 am on the 7th by JTBC Golf & Sports.