Kim Seong-hyun scored 5 under par on the first day of the 2022/2023 Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of $8.7 million) of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour held at Torrey Pines Book Course (par 72, 7258 yards) in San Diego, California on the 25th (local time). and tied for 12th place.
The first and second rounds of this tournament are played on the Torrey Pines South Course (par 72, 7765 yards) and the North Course, and the third and fourth rounds are played on the South Course.
Kim Seong-hyun tied 7 birdies and 2 bogeys. He made an uneasy start with consecutive bogeys on holes 3 and 4, but managed to turn the mood around by getting birdies on holes 5, 7, and 9. In the second half, he swept two consecutive pairs of birdies on holes 11 and 12 and 16 and 17, adding to the championship race. The number of putts per hole was 1.538 as the driving force.
Kim Seong-hyun is in a position where he can expect to win the first championship in his life, with a gap of 3 strokes from the lead. Kim Seong-hyun made his debut on the PGA Tour this season and was named in the top 10 once in 10 tournaments.
Sam Ryder, Brent Grant (above), and Aaron Ray (England) drove 8 under par on the book course and occupied the top of the leaderboard. Defending champion Luke List and Colin Morica tied for 12th place, and last year’s runner-up Will Zalatoris and Justin Thomas (above USA) tied for 19th place (4 under par 68 strokes). 스포츠토토
On the other hand, World No. 6 Zander Shopley (USA) tied for 92nd (even par 72), and world No. 3 Yon Lam (Spain), who is trying to win three times in a row, was tied for 116th (one over par, 73).
In Korea, Im Seong-jae, the ‘New Bridegroom’, made 6 birdies and 2 bogies on the South Course. He is tied for 19th with Ahn Byeong-hun. Sony Open winner Kim Si-woo tied for 33rd (3 under par, 69 strokes), and Noh Seung-yeol tied for 50th (2 under par, 70 strokes), looking for a leap forward.