Can Kim Seong-hyeon (25) emerge as a dark horse on the PGA tour?
Kim Seong-hyun tied 5 birdies and 2 bogies in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii (total prize money 7.9 million dollars) held at the Waialae Country Club (par 70) in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 14th (Korean time), 3 under par 67 hit it
Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par 132 strokes, easily advanced to the finals with a tie for 6th place. He is three strokes behind leader Chris Kirk (USA).메이저사이트
Kim Seong-hyun, who could not finish the first round due to the postponement of the sunset the previous day, played the remaining first and second rounds. He had a rather tough schedule, but it paid off well.
Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded a fairway landing rate of 57.14%, performed stable green play with an 83.33% green hit rate and 1.479 strokes gained in putting.
Kim Seong-hyun, who traded bogeys for birdies on holes 10 and 11, caught the flow with consecutive birdies on holes 17 and 18. Seong-Hyeon Kim made a bogey on the second hole (par 4) in the second half, but made a bounce back with a birdie on the third hole (par 4). Seong-Hyun Kim made a birdie on the last hole (par 5) and finished the round happily.
Kim Seong-hyun said, “When I woke up in the morning, I wasn’t in a good condition. My body was heavy and I felt that way, but I was satisfied because I was able to finish the rest of the game well and finish the second round well.”
Regarding what went well for the past two days, he said, “The shot condition isn’t that good, but I think I hit a lot in safe places. I think that’s why that’s the main thing, and thanks to that, I think I finished the two days well without any major mistakes.”
He even thanked senior Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who was with him during the practice round. Kim Seong-hyun said, “I always get a lot of advice from professional Choi Kyung-ju, but this week, while we were doing a 9-hole practice round together, he gave me a lot of advice on ‘how to play this course, especially how to attack important holes’. He gave me this kind of advice. It helped me a lot to play yesterday and today.”
He said, “There are things I got used to while playing the series last fall, but I have a month break ahead of the Sony Open, and as we welcome the new year, this week seems to be starting a new rookie season again. So, I don’t feel that comfortable, Still, I try to think more comfortably. There are still many games left in the season, so if I just do my best in each game, there will be good results.”