Kim Seong-hyeon (25, Shinhan Financial Group) is challenging the ‘Top 10’ by raising the rankings for two consecutive days at the PGA Tour Mexico Open (total prize money: $7.7 million).
Kim Seong-hyun tied 5 birdies and 2 bogeys in the 3rd round of the tournament at Vidanta Vallarta (par 71 7456 yards) in Vallarta, Mexico on the 30th (Korean time) and recorded 3 under par 68 strokes.
Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded an interim total of 7 under par 206, tied for 23rd with Harry Hall (England), Francesco Molinari (Italy), and Gary Woodland (USA).
After a tie for 50th on the first day and a tie for 32nd on the second day, it raised the rankings for two consecutive days.
Depending on the results of the final round, Kim Seong-hyun will be able to aim for the second ‘Top 10’ of the season following the Shriners Children’s Open (tied for 4th place) in October last year.
It is three shots behind Emiliano Griyo (Argentina) and Carson Young (USA, 10 under par, 203 strokes), who are currently tied for 10th place.
Kim Seong-hyun, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), made a bogey on the 13th hole (par 3), but made up for it with a birdie on the 14th hole (par 5). In the 18th hole (par 5), the last hole of the first half, he almost succeeded in a long-distance eagle putt, but unfortunately failed and reduced one more stroke.
Seong-Hyun Kim made a 7-meter birdie putt on the first hole of the second half (par 4), but faltered with a straight bogey on the second hole (par 4).
However, he did not lose any more strokes and improved his ranking with consecutive birdies on holes 6 (par 5) and holes 7 (par 4). He finished the game by paring the remaining two holes as well.
World No. 1 Yon Rahm (Spain), the “defending champion,” quickly jumped into the lead in the third round. On this day, he made 10 birdies without a bogey and shot 10 under par 61 strokes.
With an interim total of 17 under par 196, he moved up from a tie for 12th place the previous day to a tie for second place with Akshay Bhatia (USA). 토토사이트
It is two strokes from the sole leader Tony Finau (USA, 19 under par, 194 strokes), a gap that is worth aiming for a reversal on the final day.
Ram, who is recording 4 wins including the Masters Tournament only on the PGA Tour in 2023, aims for 5 wins of the season with his first personal title defense on the PGA Tour in this tournament.
Meanwhile, Noh Seung-yeol (32, Zibent) tied for 46th with an interim total of 5 under par and 209 strokes, and Ahn Byeong-hoon (32, CJ Logistics) tied for 66th with 1 under par and 212 strokes.