Kim Joo-hyung shaved nine strokes off his score in one day, giving him the green light to defend his title.
South Korean Joo-hyung Kim carded one eagle, nine birdies and two bogeys for a 9-under 62 on the moving day of the third round of the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour’s Shriners Hospitality Open ($8.4 million purse) at TPC Summerlin (par-71) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Friday (July 15). Kim, who made the cut in a tie for 26th place, used the nine-stroke improvement to post a 15-under par 198 total and finish first alongside Adam Hedwin (CAN).
As of 8:20 a.m., second-round play is underway, and players in a four-way tie for fourth place, including Lee Kyung-hoon, have two to three holes remaining.
Kim won this event last year for his second career PGA Tour victory. He is looking to defend his title and make it three in a row.
After teeing off on the front nine, Joo Hyung Kim set the pace early on in his birdie hunt. Back-to-back birdies at the first (par-4) and second (par-4) gave her momentum, and she added birdies at the fourth (par-4) and sixth (par-4) to cut the deficit to one.토토사이트
A bogey at the eighth (par-3) was followed by a pleasant eagle at the ninth (par-5). After hitting his tee shot 326 yards, he two-ironed from 244 yards and followed it up with an eagle putt from about five feet to cut the deficit to two.
The second half was no different. After trading birdies and bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes (both par-4s), Kim added birdies on the 13th (par-5), 15th (par-4), 16th (par-5) and 18th (par-4) to move to the top of the leaderboard.
Lee Kyung-hoon followed Kim’s lead and has a chance to make it three wins in a row. He had an eagle and three birdies through the 15th to cut his deficit to five strokes. On the 15th (par-5), he hit a shot with 210 yards to go that landed in front of the hole, hit the flagstick and stopped right next to it. Didn’t make it but added an eagle.