[E-Daily Star in Reporter Joo Young-ro] ‘1 eagle and 6 birdies.’
Lim Seong-jae (25) regained his sense of shot within a day and ignited the competition for the championship with a flawless game.
Im Seong-jae won Eagle 1 in the 3rd round of the 2022-2023 US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions (total prize money of $15 million) held at the Plantation Course (par 73) in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii on the 8th (Korean time). He tied 6 birdies to the dog and shot an 8 under par 65. Lim Seong-jae, who finished the game first after recording an interim total of 16 under par 203 strokes, was tied for 4th as of 8:45 am. Colin Morikawa (USA), who finished the game up to the 13th hole, is in the lead with 20 under par.
Lim Seong-jae, who had a refreshing start in a tie for 5th place by picking out 7 birdies without a bogey on the first day of the tournament, pulled out 4 birdies on the second day, but was content with reducing 1 stroke by writing down 3 bogeys, stepping back to a tie for 18th place. The reason why the accuracy of the tee shot, which reached 93% on the first day, dropped to 46.7% on the day, was the reason why the number of strokes could not be reduced. 메이저사이트
Im Seong-jae, who raised his shot sense again that day, chased after the lead and saved the fire of a come-from-behind victory on the last day.
The drive shot accuracy was 60%, and compared to the first day of the competition, I did not fully regain my senses. But the putt was good that day. The average number of putts per hole was 1.571, a significant decrease from 1.933 the previous day.
Lim Seong-jae, who was marching par until the 4th hole, succeeded in making a 2-on at the 5th hole (par 5), and then put an eagle putt about 20m away into the hole, reducing 2 strokes at once.
Lim Seong-jae, who was on the rise with an eagle, finished the first half after reducing one more stroke by attaching the second shot from 120 yards to the hole 1m in the following hole 6 (par 4).
In the second half, his performance reached its peak. Im Seong-jae, who made a birdie putt about 4m away from hole 12 (par 4), caught consecutive birdies from hole 14 (par 4) to hole 15 (par 5) and hole 16 (par 4). Lim Seong-jae, who also made a birdie on the last 18th hole (par 5), submitted a neat report card with 1 eagle and 6 birdies without a look.
While the third round is in progress, Kim Joo-hyung (21) is recording 15 under par through the 14th hole, and Lee Gyeong-hoon (31) is recording 14 under par through the 17th hole.