In the second round of the US PGA Tour Sony Open, Siwoo Kim tied for 37th.
In the second game of the tournament held at the Waialai Country Club (par 70, 7,44 yards) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Siwoo Kim hit a 4-under 66 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey.
Kim Si-woo, who recorded a total of 6 under par over the two days, raised the ranking from 60th the previous day to a joint 37th and laid a foothold for the top spot.
It is 3 strokes behind the tie for 5th place at 9-under, so it is possible to enter the upper ranks depending on the results of the remaining 3rd and 4th rounds.
The leader is American Russell Henry.
Henry put a 9m eagle putt on the 9th hole (par 5), the last hole, along with the 18th hole (par 5) bunker shot eagle, reducing 7 strokes only in the second round, and recording a mid-total 15 under par 125.
Henry is aiming to win the championship for the first time in nine years since 2013.
Defending champion, Korean-American Kevin Na, who was the sole lead on the first day, lost one shot and was pushed down to a tie for 16th at 8-under par.
China’s Li Haotong was in second place, three shots behind the lead with a 12-under par, and Matt Kutcher of the United States took third place alone at 11-under.
Japanese players such as last year’s Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama and amateur world No. 1 Keita Nakajima were tied for fifth place with a 9-under par.
Im Seong-jae reduced three strokes today (15th), but he was eliminated from the cut by staying in a tie for 90th in the mid-total 2-under par.
It is the first time in about 7 months since the Memorial Tournament in June last year that Im Seong-jae was eliminated from the cut.
Kyung-Hoon Lee was tied for 48th at 5-under par and passed the cut with a pull-up, while Sung-Hoon Kang was eliminated from the cut by a difference of one stroke with a tie for 66th at 4-under.
52-year-old Jim Furik, who finished tied for second with a hole-in-one on the first day, lost two shots and moved down to a tie for 37th with Siwoo Kim and others at 6-under.
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