Kim Si-woo, Byron Nelson 2R jump to 4th place alone… 3 strokes behind the leader Schaeffler

Kim Si-woo (28) leaped to the top in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money of 9.5 million dollars) of the PGA Tour.

In the second round of the tournament held at Craig Ranch TPC (par 71) in Matini, Texas, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Kim Si-woo tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 5 under par 66.

Kim Si-woo, who recorded a total of 11 under par 131 strokes in the second round, rose to fourth place alone, three strokes behind the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA).

In this event with a long history that started in 1944, Korean players showed a strong side. Bae Sang-moon (37) won the first championship as a Korean player in 2013, and in the last three years, Kang Seong-hoon (36, 2019) and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32, 2021-2022) have risen to the top.

Expectations are also high whether a Korean player will win the championship for the fourth year in a row. Siwoo Kim stood at the forefront. Kim Si-woo, who won his 4th PGA Tour victory at the Sony Open in February, missed half of the green that day and struggled with his iron shot, but showed off his 100% scrambling ability and rose to the top.

Kim Si-woo, who had birdies in the 10th hole (par 4) and 14th hole (par 4) in the first half, committed a three-putt bogey on the 17th hole (par 3), but made up for the previous mistake by recording a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5).

Kim Si-woo, who added a birdie on the 5th hole (par 5) in the second half, caught a chip-in birdie around the green on the 6th hole (par 4), and played an outstanding game by adding a birdie on the 8th hole (par 4).

Siwoo Kim said on the PGA Tour after the온라인카지노 second round, “I missed the green a few times, but each time I putts and saved well, so I led the game well to the end. He also looked back, saying, “In the 8th hole in the second half, he made a birdie with an iron shot to the pin, so he was able to maintain good momentum until the end.”

He said, “This course always has a lot of birdies, so I will play the rest of the round while controlling the strength and weakness well.”

Korean players other than Kim Si-woo were tied for 14th place (8 under par 134 strokes) and belonged to the group. In particular, Roh Seung-yeol (32), who took the lead with 60 strokes in the first round, lost 3 strokes that day and dropped to 14th place. Past champions Bae Sang-moon, Kang Seong-hun, Ahn Byeong-hun (32), and Kim Seong-hyun (25) are tied for 14th place.

Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for 48th (5 under par 137 strokes). Lee Kyung-hoon (32), who challenged for three consecutive victories in a single event in 12 years after Steve Stricker (USA) at the John Deere Classic in 2009-2011, placed in a tie for 65th (4 under par 138 strokes), casting a cloud over his challenge for a record.

Schaeffler, ranked second in the world, shot 7 under par to rise to the sole lead (14 under par, 128 strokes). Having conquered the WM Phoenix Open in the 2022-23 season and the Players Championship in the 5th major tournament, he will challenge for a third win in the season in his hometown. If Schaeffler wins this event, she can recapture the world number one.

“I want to win many competitions, and I don’t want to focus too much on one. Since I play in my hometown, I want to play happily with many galleries on the weekend.”

Ryan Farmer (USA), who is also from Texas with Schaeffler, tied for second place (13 under par, 129 strokes) with Mackenzie Hughes (Canada).

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