Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) jumped to a tie for 4th in the second round of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
On the 6th (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held at the Quail Hallo Club (par 71, 7538 yards) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey and recorded 5 under par 66 strokes.
Lim Seong-jae, who scored an interim total of 7 under par 135, tied for 4th with Justin Thomas, Zander Chopley, JJ Spawn (USA), Adam Scott (Australia), and Adam Svensson (Canada).
It is only one shot away from Tyrell Hatton (England), Nate Lashley, and Wyndham Clark (USA, 8 under par 134 strokes), who formed the joint lead group.
Im Seong-jae, who finished top 10 six times in 16 competitions this season, is in a position to aim for his first win of the season in this competition.
He has two wins on the PGA Tour, including the 2020 Honda Classic and the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open.
Lim Seong-jae, who started in a tie for 25th the previous day, greatly improved his ranking that day.
After catching his first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 4), he gained momentum with consecutive birdies on the 3rd hole (par 4).
He missed the tee shot in hole 6 (par 3) and committed the only bogey of the day, but made up for it with a birdie in hole 8 (par 4) and finished the first half with 2 under par.
Lim Seong-jae continued his momentum in the second half. He took many birdie opportunities based on accurate iron shots and added birdies on holes 12 (par 4) and 14 (par 4).
In the 15th hole (par 5), he had difficulties such as dropping after the second shot, but he saved another stroke by making a long birdie putt from a distance of 8.5m.
ㅋㅋㅋ벳 After the match, Lim Seong-jae said, “It’s a bit unfortunate that I couldn’t score well on par 5, but I still saved well when I missed the green, and my putt went well.” said.
He added, “This course is difficult when there is a lot of wind. You have to choose well which holes to play safely and which to play aggressively.”
Lee Kyung-hoon (32, CJ Logistics), who started in a tie for second place in the first round, only added 1 under par with 4 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey, and dropped to 10th place with an interim total of 6 under par and 136 strokes.
Lee Kyung-hoon was tied for the lead with a 3-under-par until the last hole, but struggled with a tee shot miss on the 9th hole (par 4) and swallowed regret by committing a double bogey.
Kim Joo-hyung (21, Nike Golf) and Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics) tied for 38th with a 2 under par 140 strokes in the middle until the 2nd round.
Kim Joo-hyung, who was tied for 7th in the first round, fell significantly with a 2-over par on the day.
Kim Si-woo, who finished 1 over par that day, also fell from a tie for 16th to the middle rank.
In addition, Ahn Byeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) missed the cut with a 3-over par, and Kim Seong-hyun (25, Shinhan Financial Group) with a 4-over par.