3R 3 under par Im Seong-jae, tied for 24th… Schaeffler, 5 wins in season

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Im Seong-jae chasing the direction of the ball.

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kwon Hoon = Im Seong-jae (24) recovered from the aftereffects of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

Sungjae Lim hit a 3-under 67 in the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge ($8.4 million total prize money) on the PGA Tour held at Colonial Country Club (par 70) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on the 29th (Korean time). .

Im Seong-jae, who barely passed the cut by writing an even par for two days in a row in rounds 1 and 2, raised his rank to a tie for 24th (3 under par 207).

Although it was 8 shots behind Scotty Schaeffler (USA), who took the lead with an 11-under 199 shot, it is only 3 strokes behind the group tied for ninth, so it is possible to aim for a top 10 place.

Im Seong-jae, who participated in this tournament after being infected with Corona 19 on the 12th, had a hard time putting his senses in the first and second rounds.

However, in the third round, the average putt was 1.69 when the ball was put on the green in the regular at-bats.

He caught 6 birdies in the 3rd round, from 1 on the first day and 4 on the second day. One double bogey and one bogey were disappointing.

World No. 1 Schaeffler took the lead for three days in a row.

Following the first round, in the second round, only five birdies were drawn without bogey, maintaining the joint lead (9-under par 131) for two days in a row.

After winning the Masters, Schaeffler, who failed to make it to the top 10 in the three competitions he participated in and was eliminated from the PGA Championship, was looking forward to his 5th win in the season.

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Brandon Todd and Scott Stalling (USA) are tied for second place (9-under 201 shots), two shots behind, in the final round.

Harold Varner III (USA) finished 4th (8-under 202 strokes), and Korean-American John Herr (USA) finished tied for 5th (7-under 203 strokes).

khoon@yna.co.kr

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