Kim Joo-hyung (21) and Lim Seong-jae (25) raised the rankings in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars), a special tournament on the PGA Tour.
In the second round of the tournament held at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge (par 72) in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 4th (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung tied 5 birdies and 3 bogeys to hit a 2 under par 70.
Kim Joo-hyung, who tied for 50th with an even par in the first round, recorded an interim total of 2 under par, 142 strokes, and jumped 30 places to rank in a tie for 20th.
Due to the sunset on this day, two players could not finish the last hole of the second round and had to play the remaining games the next day, so there is a possibility that the rankings will change after the end of the second round.
Kim Joo-hyung, who won the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year at the beginning of the 2022-2023 season and has two PGA Tour wins, has since recorded the top 10 three times.
Last month, he tied for 50th at the Phoenix Open and tied for 45th at the Genesis Invitational. It is 7 strokes behind the solo leader Kurt Kitayama (USA, 9 under par 135 strokes) and 2 strokes behind the 9th place (4 under par 140 strokes) group.
Kim Joo-hyung, who started from the 10th hole that day, was on the rise in the first half. After consecutive birdies on holes 12 and 13, he added a birdie by putting a tee shot on hole 17 (par 3) about 2m away from the hole. On the other hand, in the second half, after bogey on hole 1 (par 4), 2 birdies and 2 bogies were exchanged, so the number of strokes could not be reduced. 메이저사이트
Lim Seong-jae also tied for 20th. Lim Seong-jae, who was tied for 35th place with 1 under par in the first round, also made 6 birdies that day, but had to be satisfied with the improvement in the rankings as he had a day of ups and downs with 5 bogeys. Lim Seong-jae, who tied for 42nd at the Honda Classic last week when he was evaluated as a candidate for the championship, is aiming for his fourth top 10 of the season.
Kitayama, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour, tied for second place with a 5-under par the previous day, and then cut 4 strokes this day to take the lead alone, seizing his first win opportunity.
Jordan Spieth (USA) pursued with a two-stroke second place (7 under par, 137 strokes), and Zander Shopley (USA) and Cory Connors (Canada) tied for third place (6 under par, 138 strokes).
Patrick Cantley (USA) and Justin Thomas (USA) are tied for 5th (5 under par, 139 strokes), and world No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) is tied for 9th (4 under par, 130 strokes).
World No. 1 Yon Ram (Spain), who took the lead by hitting 7 under par in the first round, lost momentum. He only had 2 birdies, recorded 4 bogeys and a double bogey, losing 4 strokes, and slipped to a tie for 13th place with a median total of 3 under par 141 strokes.
World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) jumped to 20th place (2 under par, 142 strokes) by reducing 3 strokes.