Im Seong-jae (25) and Keith Mitchell (USA)’s ‘perfect chemistry’ worked even in a foursome match where they alternately hit one ball.
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell doubled in a foursome match on the second day of the Zurich Classic (total prize money of $8.6 million), the only team game on the PGA Tour held at TPC Louisiana (par 72) in Avondale, Louisiana, USA on the 22nd (Korean time). I wrote down one bogey, but caught 7 birdies and combined for a 5 under par 67 strokes. Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell, who played with their own balls the day before and reduced 10 strokes in the four-ball game, which reflects good performance as team performance, hit an interim total of 15 under par 129 strokes until this day, winning the Wonder Clark-Bo Horsler (above, USA, 16 under par 128 strokes). ), and finished the game first in a tie for second place, one stroke behind. As of 8:25 am, 20 teams are playing the second round.
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell are the favorites who were ranked 4th in the power ranking announced prior to the opening of this tournament.
Although this was the first time the two played together, it was evaluated that the harmony between Lim Seong-jae, who has the strengths of an elaborate iron shot and short game, and Mitchell, who has excellent long hits, would match well.
Expectations were right. On the first day, Lim Seong-jae steadily caught a birdie, and Mitchell added an eagle. On this day, when Im Seong-jae puts well on the green, Mitchell often finishes with a putt.
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell, who recorded two birdies and one double bogey until the 7th hole, changed the atmosphere by adding a birdie in the 8th hole (par 4), making good use of their strengths.
Mitchell shot 335 yards with a tee shot, and Im Seong-jae hit the second shot from 48 yards to the 1.8m hole. Mitchell made a birdie putt into the hole. 스포츠토토
Lim Seong-jae and Mitchell, who changed the atmosphere, reduced one stroke again in hole 9 (par 3), and in the second half, they pulled out birdies in holes 12 (par 4), 16 (par 4), and 18 (par 5), perfect for breathing. boasted of
In the 18th hole, Mitchell’s tee shot flew 315 yards, and Lim Seong-jae hit the ball from 249 yards to the green. Mitchell’s eagle putt was a bit short, but Lim Seong-jae didn’t miss the birdie putt.
Kim Si-woo (28) and Kim Joo-hyung (21) also jointly recorded 5-under-par 67 on the day and recorded an interim total of 11-under-par 133.
This tournament, which is held as a team game, advances to the finals up to a tie for 33rd place as of the end of the second day. The third round is a four-ball, and the fourth round is a foursome match to determine the winning team. The two winning teams will each receive $1,548,000 in prize money and 400 FedEx points.