Lim Seong-jae took the lead for two days in a row at the PGA Tour Zurich Classic (total prize money of $8.6 million), which is played in a team of two.
Lim Seong-jae, who paired up with Keith Mitchell (USA), scored a 5 under par 67 in the second round of the tournament held at TPC Louisiana (par 72, 7,425 yards) in Avondale, Louisiana, USA on the 22nd (Korean time).
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell, who had tied for 3rd place with a 10-under-par 62 the previous day, spurred the competition for the title by moving up to 2nd place (15-under 129).
It is only one stroke behind Wyndham Clark and Bo Housler (above USA), who took the lead with a 16-under par.
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell, who were in perfect harmony in the first round, which each hit the ball and took the better score as the team’s score, were in perfect harmony in the second round, in which they hit one ball alternately.
Hole 6 (par 4) had a double bogey, but 7 birdies were pulled out. It means that each other’s good shots were backed up with good shots and putts.
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell were paired for the first time in this tournament.
Kim Si-woo and Kim Joo-hyeong, who played together in the Presidents Cup, also reduced their 5 strokes that day to raise their rankings to a tie for 20th place (11 under par, 133 strokes).
Noh Seung-yeol, who started with Michael Kim, a Korean-American, fell to 11th place from a tie for third place the previous day as he only reduced one stroke that day.
Ahn Byeong-hun and Kim Seong-hyun hit 5-under-par 67, rising to a tie for 28th (10-under 134).
Bae Sang-moon and Kang Seong-hoon missed the cut with a total of 7-under-par 137 in the second round as they only scored an even par 72.메이저놀이터
Clarke and Hosler, who tied for the lead with 61 strokes on the first day, continued their upward trend by reducing 5 strokes in the second round and took the lead within two days.
Defending champions Patrick Cantley and Zander Chopley (above USA) shot 9 under par 63 strokes to rise vertically to 4th place (14 under par 130 strokes), sparking a second consecutive victory in the tournament.