Lim Seong-jae (25) scored 4 under par in the first round of the PGA Tour, aiming for the first win of the season.
Im Seong-jae shot 4 under par 68 in the first round of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of $8.7 million) held at Torrey Pines South Course (par 72) in San Diego, California on the 26th (Korean time).
Sam Ryder, Brent Grant (above USA), and Aaron Rye (England) shared the lead with 8 under par 64 strokes. Lim Seong-jae is tied for 19th, 4 strokes behind them.
Although the rankings dropped, most of the top players, including the three co-leaders, played on the relatively easy North Course, and Im Seong-jae played the first round on the more difficult South Course. The 1st and 2nd rounds of this tournament are played alternately on the South and North courses of Torrey Pines, and the 3rd and 4th rounds are played on the South course. The South Course is longer and more difficult. It is usually evaluated that there is a difference of 3 strokes or more.
On this day, there were two players who recorded low number of strokes by playing on the South Course, Sam Stevens and Andrew Novak (USA) who recorded 6-under-par 66. It is only two strokes different from Lim Seong-jae. 바카라
There are only five players who are ahead of Lim Seong-jae on the South Course, including Taylor Montgomery, Ben Griffin (USA) and Vincent Norman (Sweden) who hit 5 under par. Im Seong-jae’s tee shot often went off the fairway, but he made up for it with an iron shot. He shot 2.038 fewer strokes than other players on the way to the green.
Rookie Kim Seong-hyeon (25) finished the first round with a tie for 12th place, the highest among Korean players, when she shot 5-under-par 67 on the North Course. Kim Seong-hyun was a bit uneasy about his shot, but he made 7 birdie putts.
Ahn Byeong-hoon (32), who played on the North Course, hit a 4-under-par 68 and tied for 19th with Lim Seong-jae. Kim Si-woo (28) performed well with a 3-under-par 69 in the South Course, and expected a rise in the rankings in the second round. Noh Seung-yeol (32) reduced two strokes on the book course.
Yon Rahm (Spain), who is aiming to win three consecutive tournaments and recapture world No. 1, struggled with a 1-over-par 73 on the South Course and was tied for 116th.