Lim Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung tied for third place… 5 strokes behind leader Thompson

Lim Seong-jae (25) and ‘Tom Kim’ Joo-hyeong (21) tied for third place in the second round of the PGA Tour American Express (total prize money: $8 million).

In the second round of the tournament held on the 21st (Korean time) at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72) in La Quinta, California, USA, Lim Seong-jae scored 6 under par 66 with 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys.

Lim Seong-jae, who scored an interim total of 13 under par, 131 strokes, tied for 3rd with Kim Joo-hyung, Jason Day (Australia), and JT Poston (USA) around the turning point of the tournament.

Kim Joo-hyung, who played the second round at the Nicklaus Tournament Course (par 72), swung a 10 under par 62 strokes with one eagle and eight birdies, and also scored 13 under par 131 strokes.

The first to third rounds of this tournament are played around the PGA West Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and La Quinta CC (par 72), and the final four rounds are held at the West Stadium Course. 바카라

The leader is Davis Thompson (USA) with 18 under par and 126 strokes, 5 strokes ahead of Lim Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung. 2nd place is Jon Ram (Spain) with 16 under par 128 strokes.

Im Seong-jae has made steady results in this competition recently, including 10th in 2020, 12th in 2021, and 11th last year. Im Seong-jae, who caught the eagle by attaching the second shot from 228 yards on the 5th hole (par 5) to the hole about 3m away, finished the second round happily with a birdie putt of a similar distance on the last hole 18 (par 4).

Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded the daily best with a 10-under par that day, raised the ranking from the top 60 the previous day to a tie for third place at once. Kim Joo-hyung, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), made a fresh start with birdie, eagle, and birdie, and reduced 6 strokes only in the first 9 holes, such as catching birdies in a row on the 15th and 16th holes.

Last week’s Sony Open winner Kim Si-woo (28) also improved his ranking. Kim Si-woo, who was tied for 85th place the previous day, drove 8 birdies without bogey and moved up to 14th place with a median total of 10 under par and 134 strokes.