Justin Seo (25), a Korean-American who is only ranked 117th in the world, took the lead by one stroke at the PGA Tour Honda Classic.
On the 25th (Korean time) at the PGA National Champion Course (par 70) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA, Justin Seo scored 6 under par 64 with 7 birdies and 1 bogey, including 4 consecutive birdies on holes 8 to 11. with a median total of 10 under par and 130 strokes, leading Chris Kirk (USA) in second place by one stroke.
Justin Seo entered this event without knowing the course. Last year’s Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year, Justin Suh entered the Honda Classic for the first time as a rookie. However, he could only see the course with the naked eye until the 13th hole during the pro-am due to a late tee time. The remaining five holes, including the ‘Bear Trap’, were difficult to grasp as it started to get dark with the sunset. Instead, the caddy walked around the 18 holes to figure out the course.
Nevertheless, Justin Seo made an amazing play to take the lead. The secret to leading the jump was putting. Justin Seo made three birdie putts at a distance of 7 to 9 meters that day. In the 16th hole, a par 4 hole, he missed his second shot in the bunker, but put in a formidable par putt from a distance of 2.1m. In the last hole, the 18th hole, he also put a birdie putt of a similar distance to take the lead by one stroke. 메이저사이트
Justin Seo, who graduated from USC, a prestigious golf club, is undergoing a ceremony to the extent that he was cut off 4 times in 12 tournaments this season. His best result was a tie for 20th at the Farmers Insurance Open last month. Born in San Jose, California, Justin Suh currently ranks 117th in the world.
Justin Seo jumped into the professional stage in 2019 alongside Colin Morikawa, Victor Hovlan and Matthew Wolf, who competed on the college stage, but had to persevere as he watched his competitors succeed. After struggling with a wrist injury, he was able to enter the PGA Tour four years later than his friends by winning the Korn Ferry Tour Tour Championship, the second part of the tour last year.
Ryan Gerrard (USA), who passed the Monday qualifying round and got a chance to play, reduced 7 strokes with 1 eagle, 6 birdies, and 1 bogey, and tied for third place with Ben Taylor (England) with a median total of 8 under par 132 strokes.
Ahn Byeong-hun (32) reduced 5 strokes on the day alone by catching 1 eagle and 4 birdies despite bogeying the last hole. He is tied for 10th place with an interim total of 5 under par. Lee Min-woo (Australia) cut 1 stroke to finish in a tie for 22nd place with a median total of 3 under par. However, Lim Seong-jae (25) lost one stroke due to a double bogey mistake in the par-5 hole 3, and was pushed down to a tie for 28th place (2 under par, 138 strokes).