Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) greatly improved his ranking in the 3rd round of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars), brightening his prospects for the top 10.
On the 16th (Korean time), on the third day of the tournament held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71, 7213 yards) in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 6 birdies and a bogey and recorded a 5 under par 66 strokes.
Im Seong-jae, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par 204 strokes, tied for 16th with Keegan Bradley, Russell Henry, Brian Harman, and Patton Kizire (above USA). It is a ranking that has risen 18 places from a tie for 34th the previous day.
The gap widened by 5 strokes with sole leader Matt Fitzpatrick (England, 14 under par, 199 strokes), but only one stroke away from the tied 9th group (10 under par, 203 strokes), the ‘Top 10’ final round, 5th in the season I was able to aim for the top 10.
Im Seong-jae, who started the game on the 1st hole (par 4), caught his first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 5). Afterwards, Lim Seong-jae, who reduced one more stroke in the 6th hole (par 4), committed the only bogey in the game on the 7th hole (par 3), but made up for it with a birdie in the 9th hole (par 4), the last hole of the first half.
In the second half, concentration was outstanding. Im Seong-jae raised his ranking with three consecutive birdies from the 13th hole (par 4). He made a long birdie putt from a distance of 11m on the 14th hole (par 3), and missed the second shot in the bunker on the 15th hole (par 5), but showed the potential to connect with a birdie.
Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics), who passed the cut the day before along with Lim Seong-jae, added 2 under par in the 3rd round, and tied for 46th with a median total of 4 under par and 209 strokes.
Fitzpatrick drove 8 under par that day and took the lead with a median total of 14 under par and 199 strokes. On this day, he added a shot eagle on the 3rd hole (par 4) to 6 birdies without bogey.
Fitzpatrick,메이저놀이터 who won his first PGA Tour victory at the US Open last year, is aiming for his second career victory at this event.
Behind Fitzpatrick, Patrick Cantley (USA, 13 under par 200 strokes) is in second place by one stroke, and Jordan Spieth (USA, 12 under par 201 strokes) is in third place by two strokes.
Yon Rahm (Spain), who rose to No. 1 in the world rankings by winning the Masters last week, tied for 21st with an 8 under par 205 strokes until the third round.