Even after Lim Sung-jae wrote an eagle, he almost produced a famous scene to the point where he said, “It’s too bad.” He almost succeeded in albatross (three strokes less than the standard number of strokes in a hole).
Lim Sung-jae tied one eagle, four birdies and two bogeys to make an interim total of seven under par in the second round of the PGA Tour “Zone Deer Classic” at TPC Deeron (par 71, 7268 yards) in Silvis, Illinois on July 10 (Korean time). He is tied for 24th by six strokes on the Luke List (U.S.), which is leading the pack with a total of 13-under par.
Lim Sung-jae, who started at the first hole (par 4) and finished the first half of the hole by cutting out birdies from three holes, including the fifth hole and the eighth hole (par 4).
The putt was especially good in the first half. On the fifth hole, he made a birdie putt from a distance of about 7 meters. On the eighth hole, he successfully made a birdie putt from a distance of about 7.5 meters to secure the game.
In the 10th hole (par 5), the tee shot in the rough and the shot in the rough seemed to be in a crisis, but he put it on the green well to catch a birdie. It was able to continue its upward trend.
Suddenly Putt didn’t listen at the 12th hole (par 3). The tee shot stopped about 16 meters from the hole cup, leaving Parfert at about 2.6 meters from the first putt. However, he failed to make a short par putt, resulting in his first bogey.
Since then, four holes up to the 16th hole have led to a close situation in which putts do not enter the hole cup by a narrow margin. Meanwhile, Lim Sung-jae took a shot at the 17th hole (par 5). Instead of puttingt that doesn’t follow his heart, he took a shot to win.
Lim Sung-jae shot at the pin from 215 yards away. The pin was stuck in front of the green, and Lim Sung-jae’s ball fell in front of the green and began rolling toward the pin. A situation where albatross comes out if you go in. Although it stopped a meter away from the pin, it was a climax shot. It’s easy to catch an eagle.
It was regrettable to see him at the 18th hole (par 4). That putt didn’t listen again. Parfert, who attempted at a distance of about 1.3 meters, passed by turning a blind eye to the hole cup and eventually finished the second round with bogey.
Although it is regrettable to see the last hole, the ranking is tied for 24th, up five notches from the previous day. Lim Sung-jae, who will represent South Korea in golf at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, has also given up participating in the major tournament “Diophen” scheduled for next week ahead of the Olympics. In other words, this tournament is the last real game. Attention is focusing on whether the shots will be able to be fully maintained in the remaining two days.
Meanwhile, the frontrunner of the tournament is Luke List. In the second round alone, he reduced his shot by eight strokes and recorded a total of 13-under par. The ranking rose six notches from the previous day. He took the lead over Sebastian Mu스os of Colombia to second place and beat him by one stroke.
Choi Kyung-joo, the head coach of the Korean men’s national team at the Tokyo Olympics, failed to make the cut. Choi cut one stroke to finish the game at 3-under par. The standard number of strokes for this tournament is 4-under par. One shot was not enough to cross the wall of the cut-off.
Kang Sung-hoon, who tied for 12th on the first day of the tournament, also failed to make a shocking cut. Kang Sung-hoon made three double bogeys in the second half of the hole, showing poor shots. Three birdies but a total of four over par, losing four strokes to one bogey and three double bogeys. The ranking fell 100th to 112th.