Kim Joo-hyung (21) maintained a tie for fifth place on the third day of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour New Year’s Opening and Sentry Tournament of Champions (total prize money of 15 million dollars) in the nature of ‘King of Kings’.
In the third round of the tournament held at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73, 7,596 yards) in Kapalua, Maui Island, Hawaii on the 8th (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung scored 5 under par 68 with 1 eagle, 5 birdies and 2 bogeys. hit it 바카라
Kim Joo-hyung, who scored an interim total of 17 under par 202, tied for 5th place with Jon Lam (Spain).
It is a 7 stroke difference with Colin Morikawa (USA, 24 under par, 195 strokes), the sole leader.
On this day, Kim Joo-hyung, who wrote down the bogey in hole 4 (par 4), immediately hit 3 birdies in holes 5 (par 5), 8 (par 3), and 9 (par 5) and finished the first half at 2 under par. Done.
After adding a birdie on the 11th hole (par 3) in the second half, I caught the eagle by sending the ball right next to the hole with the second shot leaving 227 yards on the 15th hole (par 5).
However, he missed a birdie putt with a distance of just over 1m on the 16th hole (par 4) and wrote his second bogey.
Afterwards, he finished the game by making up for the last 18th hole (par 5) with a birdie.
Im Seong-jae (25), the “new groom”, shot 1 eagle and 6 birdies without a bogey, and recorded 16-under 203 strokes, moving up 11 places to a tie for 7th place.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (31) reduced 6 strokes with 7 birdies and 1 bogey to rank 9th (15 under par, 204 strokes) with Jordan Spieth (USA).
Matt Fitzpatrick (England), Scotty Scheffler and JJ Spun (above USA) tied for second place with 18 under par 201 strokes.
Schaeffler is currently ranked No. 2 in the men’s golf world rankings and could become No. 1 with a two-top finish in the event.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) did not participate in this event, and is scheduled to participate in the DP World Tour Dubai Desert Classic, which opens in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 26th.
This tournament is a ‘King of Kings’ competition in which only players who won the PGA Tour last year or went to the Tour Championship, the final match of the season, can participate.
A total of 38 players are scheduled to play the final 4 rounds on the 9th as Zander Shopley (30, USA) withdrew due to a back injury the previous day.