Seongjae Lim, tied for second place, one stroke behind on the first day of the PGA Tour season opener

Lim Seong-jae, who was ‘8 under par’ in the 1st round of ‘The Sentry’ in the opening game of the 2024 season, said, “It feels good to play well starting from the first game of the new year.” Kim Joo-hyung and An Byeong-hoon tied for 19th place. Kim Si-woo tied for 37th place

Seongjae Lim tied for second place on the first day of The Sentry (total prize money: $20 million), the opening match of the 2024 season of the PGA Tour.

Seongjae Lim hit 8 under par 65 with 9 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round of The Sentry, the season opener held at the Plantation Course (par 73) in Kapalua, Hawaii, USA on the 5th (Korean time).

As a result, Seongjae Lim was tied for second place, one stroke behind Sahis Sigala (USA), the sole leader with 9 under par.

The group tied for second place included Colin Morikawa (USA), Jason Day (Australia), and Camilo Villegas (Colombia).

There is a prize money of 3.6 million dollars (about 4.66 billion won) at stake in this tournament. A total of 59 players will participate and the event will proceed to 4 rounds without cuts.

On this day, Lim Seong-jae, who reduced 2 strokes to 3 birdies and 1 bogey in the first 9 holes, raised his ranking with 4 consecutive birdies in holes 11 to 14 in the second half.

He also succeeded in making a 2m birdie putt in the 17th hole (par 4), and added a birdie in the final 18th hole (par 5).

After finishing the first round, Lim Seong-jae said, “I feel good because I hit 8 under par in my first game of the new year. I always score well when I come to this course, so I think I played with confidence today from the first stroke.”

He continued, “I hit 9 birdies today, but this course has a wide fairway, so anyone can create many birdie chances as long as the second shot distance and accuracy are high.” He added, “I changed my putter this week, and I feel good about doing well with the new putter.” “He added.

Seongjae Lim aims for his third win in two years and three months since the Shriners Children’s Open in October 2021.

He said, “It looks like the wind will continue to blow this week, but this course has many birdie chances, so if you maintain good conditions that day and play with patience, you will be able to play well until the end.”

Leading Sigala is aiming for his second win after winning his first tour title at the Fortinet Championship in September last year.

World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) was tied for 7th place (7 under par, 66 strokes) with Xander Chopley and Patrick Cantlay (USA).

Kim Joo-hyung and An Byeong-hoon shot 5 under par 68 that day and were tied for 19th place.

Kim Joo-hyung, who worked with new caddy Daniel Parrott for the first time this season, recorded one eagle, four birdies, and one bogey. Byung-Hoon An had 7 birdies and 2 bogeys.

Kim Si-woo finished his first day tied for 37th (3 under par, 70 strokes). 19가이드03

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