Lim Seong-jae (25‧ CJ Logistics) took the lead on the first day of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars) and announced the prospect of a total of 3 wins메이저놀이터.
In the first round of the tournament held on the 14th (Korean time) at Harbortown Golf Links (par 71, 7213 yards) in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, Lim Seong-jae tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 5 under par 66.
While the game was suspended due to sunset, Lim Seong-jae tied for 5th with Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose (above England), Scott Starlings, and Jack Johnson (director USA). He is only two strokes behind Viktor Hovlan (Norway), who took the sole lead with 7 under par 64 strokes.
With this, Im Seong-jae will challenge for his third PGA Tour victory. Im Seong-jae has not been able to establish a relationship with the top for about a year and a half after winning the Shriners Children’s Open in October 2021.
Im Seong-jae has been producing consistent results this season. Im Seong-jae participated in a total of 14 competitions in the 2022-23 season and passed the cut 13 times. He was also named to the top 10 three times.
Im Seong-jae, who started the game on the 10th hole, made a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4), but quickly made up for his previous mistake by catching a birdie on the 12th hole (par 4). He also succeeded in reducing one stroke on the 15th hole (par 5).
In the second half, Lim Seong-jae’s shot became more sophisticated. After making a birdie on the 5th hole (par 5), he made 3 consecutive birdies from the 7th hole (par 3), ending the first day at 5 under par.
Kim Si-woo (28, CJ Logistics), who competed together, recorded 4 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey, and tied for 47th with a 1-under 70 stroke.
Kim Joo-hyung (21‧ Nike Golf) and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32 ‧ CJ Logistics) tied for 76th with an even par 71 strokes.
Hovlan was in the lead on this day, catching only 7 birdies without a bogey. World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 15th with Jordan Spieth (USA) and Ernie Els (South Africa) with a 3 under par 68 strokes.
On the other hand, Masters winner and world No. 1 Yon Ram (Spain) tied for 93rd with a 1-over par of 72.