Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) jumped to a tie for 10th in the second round of the PGA Tour Honda Classic (total prize money: $8.4 million).
On the 25th (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held at the PGA National Champion Course (par 70, 7125 yards) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA, An Byeong-hun tied 4 birdies, 1 eagle, and 1 bogey and recorded 5 under par 65 strokes. paid
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who recorded an interim total of 5 under par 135, tied for 10th with Cameron Young, Adam Schenk, Cheson Hadley, and Jack Johnson (above USA). It is a ranking that has risen a whopping 29 places from a tie for 39th the previous day.
It is 5 strokes behind the single leader Justin Seo (USA, 10 under par, 130 strokes).
Ahn Byeong-hun, who won the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour (European Tour) in 2015, later moved to the PGA Tour, but has yet to win. Last year, he secured a regular tour seed again by winning one win in the second part tour, Korn Ferry Tour.
Ahn Byeong-hun, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), made par in the first 6 holes in a row and then made a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4). He struggled with dropping his tee shot into the rough, but succeeded in making a birdie putt from a distance of 15m.
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who gained momentum, increased his concentration in the second half. After catching a birdie on the first hole of the second half (par 4), he made an eagle putt at a distance of 6.7m after 2 on the par 5 3rd hole, reducing two strokes at once.
Then, in the 4th hole (par 4) and 5th hole (par 3), he caught consecutive birdies and raised his ranking.
However, the ending was disappointing. Ahn Byeong-hoon, who continued the ‘no-bogey’ march, recorded 3 putts on the last hole 9 (par 4) and finished with the only bogey of the day.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who was active in a tie for 6th place on the first day, faltered. Im Seong-jae tied 2 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey that day and recorded 1 over par 71 strokes.
In particular, it was regrettable that he committed a double bogey while shaking greatly, such as dropping a shot into the water on the 3rd hole (par 5). 메이저놀이터
Lim Seong-jae, who scored an interim total of 2 under par 138, was pushed down to a tie for 28th place.
Justin Seo, a Korean-American, took the lead alone. Justin Seo tied 7 birdies and 1 bogey on the day and added 6 under par, making the interim total 10 under par 130 strokes. One stroke away from second place Chris Kirk (USA, 9 under par, 131 strokes).
Justin Seo is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), a prestigious golf school, and has drawn attention for his performance, including the most wins (five) in one season in USC history. Last season, he entered the regular tour by winning the Player of the Year award on the Korn Ferry Tour, a second division tour.
Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) narrowly passed the cut deadline with an interim total of 1 over par, 141 strokes, tied for 60th, and was able to advance to the third round.
On the other hand, Noh Seung-yeol (32, Zibent) tied for 139th with a 12-over par and 152 strokes, and Kang Seong-hoon (36) finished sluggishly with a 14-over par and 154 shots for 141st, and was eliminated from the cut.