Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) tied for 5th on the first day of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
In the first round of the tournament held on the 14th (Korean time) at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71, 7121 yards) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 5 under par 66.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose (above England), Scott Starlings, and Jack Johnson (above USA) tied for 5th place with a 7 under par 64 strokes, two strokes behind the sole leader Victor Hoblan (Norway).
Im Seong-jae, who is attempting to win his 3rd PGA title, got off to a good start in the upcoming tournament after finishing in a tie for 16th with a 2 under par 286 at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season last week.
Starting from hole 10 (par 4), he committed a bogey on hole 11 (par 4), but made up for it by catching a birdie in hole 12 (par 4), and reduced one hit in hole 15 (par 5). In the second half, he recorded a birdie on the 5th hole (par 5) with a more sophisticated shot, followed by 3 consecutive birdies from the 7th hole (par 3) and finished with 5 under par.
Im Seong-jae said in an interview after the game, “In the beginning, bogeys came out and it was difficult to solve the game. However, I was able to change the mood by making a birdie in the next hole,” he said. “The game was stopped once when it rained, and the flow was cut off. I was satisfied.
He continued, “For this course, you can hit a good second shot only when the driver’s tee shot goes well to the fairway. So, I hope that we can play the same way tomorrow by planning well on the holes that require a lot of shaping.”
Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who competed together, tied for 47th with 4 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey with 1 under par and 70 strokes, while Lee Kyung-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) and Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf) even par He tied for 75th with 71 strokes.
Hoblan, who was co-leader in the first round of the Masters last week, took the lead by catching 7 birdies without a bogey,카지노사이트 and Jimmy Walker, Brian Harman (above USA), and Aaron Lai (England) were tied for 2nd place by a stroke.
Masters winner and world No. 1 John Rahm (Spain) tied for 92nd with a 1-over 72 strokes, and world No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied with Jordan Spieth (USA) and Ernie Els (South Africa) with a 3-under 68 strokes. ranked 15th.