Kim Joo-hyung ( photo ) succeeded in leaping to the lead in the BMW PGA먹튀검증 Championship (total prize money of $9 million), the fourth tournament of the DP World Tour Rolex Series.
Kim Joo-hyung recorded a 5-under par 67 on the second day of the tournament held at Wentworth Golf Club (par 72) in Surrey, near London, England on the 16th (Korean time), and tied for 10th place with Tyrrell Hatton (England) with an intermediate total of 7 under par 137 strokes.
Kim Joo-hyung, who reduced 2 strokes to 4 birdies and 2 bogeys on the first day, reduced 5 strokes to 7 birdies and 1 double bogey on this day. Kim Joo-hyung, who got off to a good start with a birdie on the first hole, lost two strokes due to a wrong tee shot on the par-3 second hole. His tee shot was 23 yards short of the green, and even his second shot from the rough advanced only 5 yards. Afterwards, he sent his third shot to the green fringe and holed out with a double bogey. Kim Joo-hyung, however, rose up the ranking by catching the remaining six birdies.
‘Swedish duo’ Sebastian Soderberg and Ludwig Ahlberg reduced 8 and 6 strokes on this day to take the lead by 1 stroke with a total of 10 under par 134 strokes. Tommy Fleetwood (England) on his home course lost 6 strokes thanks to consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, and finished tied for 3rd place, 1 stroke behind Thomas Detri (Belgium) and Masahiro Kawamura (Japan), with a total of 9 under par 135 strokes. It was in place.
Lee Min-woo (Australia) recorded five birdies and no bogeys, rising to a tie for 16th place with a total of 6 under par 138 strokes. In particular, Lee Min-woo made three consecutive birdies in the last three holes, raising his ranking by 31 places.
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who had performed poorly on the first day with even par, reduced one stroke with four birdies and one bogey and double bogey, and tied for 61st with an intermediate total of 1 under par 143 strokes, passing the cut with a pull-up.