Reporter Kim Do-yong = Rookie Kim Seong-hyeon (25‧ Shinhan Financial Group) and veteran Choi Gyeong-ju (53 ‧ SK Telecom) of the PGA Tour took the lead on the first day of the Sony Open (total prize money of $7.9 million).
Kim Seong-hyun played 16 holes until the sunset in the first round of the tournament held at Waialae Country Club (par 70, 6994 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on the 13th (Korean time), catching 5 birdies without bogie. I scored 5 under par.
Seong-Hyun Kim has to play two more holes the next day, but is only one stroke behind Jordan Spieth, Taylor Montgomery, and Chris Kirk (both from the US), who are tied for the lead with a 6-under-par 64 so far.
Kim Seong-hyun, who was selected as Rookie of the Year at the Korn Ferry Tour, the second part of the PGA Tour last year, earned a PGA Tour card for the 2022-23 season by ranking 11th in the regular season point rankings. Afterwards, Kim Seong-hyun, who participated in the PGA Tour Shriners Children’s Open, proved his competitiveness by finishing 4th. 카지노
Kim Seong-hyun, who started his first tournament of the year, made his first birdie on the 5th hole (par 4) and reduced another stroke on the 9th hole (par 5). Subsequently, he succeeded in making a birdie on the 12th hole (par 4), then recorded consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes (above par 4), reducing 5 strokes.
Choi Kyung-ju, who is recording 8 victories on the PGA Tour, rose to the top of the list with elaborate shots based on his rich experience.
Choi Gyeong-ju recorded 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the day and recorded a 4-under 66, marking a tie for 11th place.
Kyung-Joo Choi, who moved to the Senior Tour in 2020, plans to focus on the PGA Tour this year. Choi Kyung-ju, who was determined, showed competitiveness from the first day in his first tournament this year.
Choi Kyung-ju showed sophistication that day, recording two 10m birdies, although the distance was low.
Kim Si-woo (28‧ CJ Logistics) tied for 22nd with a 3 under par 67 strokes with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 53rd with a 1-under par of 69, and Ahn Byung-hun (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 79th with an even par of 70.
Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics), who had high expectations, tied for 101st with a 1-over par and 71 strokes, and Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf) stayed in the bottom ranks with a 2-over par, 102.