Lim Seong-jae placed third in the first round of the Zurich Classic (total prize money of $8.6 million), a team competition on the PGA Tour.
On the 21st (Korean time), on the first day of the tournament held at TPC Louisiana (par 72, 7,425 yards) in Avondale, Louisiana, USA, Seong-jae Lim hit 10 under par 62 with his partner Keith Mitchell (USA).
He tied for 3rd place with 4 groups including Roh Seung-yeol, who worked with Korean-American Michael Kim.
It is one stroke behind the co-leaders Joe Wyndham Clark-Bo Hoosler and Sean O’Hare-Brandon Matthews Joe (above USA).
In the 1st and 3rd rounds, the Zurich Classic is a ‘best ball’ (four-ball) method in which two players each play with a ball and the better performance is scored as a team score, and in the 2nd and 4th rounds, the ‘alternate shot’ (foursomes) where one ball is alternately played ) in the manner of
As for the record reflected in the team score, Lim Seong-jae reduced 5 strokes with 6 birdies and 1 bogey that day, and Mitchell also reduced 5 strokes with 1 eagle and 3 birdies.
Im Seong-jae said, “I had a good game with Mitchell.”
According to Golf Week, Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell became close while playing together in the third round of the Honda Classic in March 2019.
Mitchell proposed to participate in the Zurich Classic in April of that year, but at the time Im Seong-jae had already promised to form a group with Kim Min-hui, so it did not happen. This year, Im Seong-jae reached out first, and Mitchell agreed.
Lim Seong-jae teamed up with Ahn Byeong-hun for the past two years, was eliminated from the cut in 2021, and tied for 14th last year.
Noh Seung-yeol teamed up with Michael Kim, a Korean-American, and tied for third place in the 10-under par.
Noh Seung-yeol had 6 birdies and Michael Kim had 4 birdies.
Seung-Yeol Noh lifted his first PGA Tour trophy at the 2014 tournament before switching to his team game. He tied for 20th at the 2016 event.
Since 2017,토토사이트 the Zurich Classic has been held in a two-person group format.
Bae Sang-moon and Kang Seong-hoon tied for 30th with a 7 under par 65, and Kim Si-woo and Kim Joo-hyung tied for 43rd with a 6-under 66.
Ahn Byeong-hun and Kim Seong-hyun tied for 56th with a 5 under par 67 strokes.