South Korean Sungjae Lim is tied for second place after the first day of The Sentry, the opening event of the 2024 season on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour ($20 million purse).
Sungjae Lim carded nine birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 65 in the first round of the season-opening The Sentry at the par-73 Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii on Friday (Sept. 5).
That puts him in a tie for second place at 9-under par, one shot behind leader Sahith Sigala (USA).
Colin Morikawa (USA), Jason Day (AUS) and Camilo Viejas (COL) rounded out the top five.
The tournament carries a $3.6 million first prize. The 59-man field will play four rounds with no cuts.
After dropping two strokes with three birdies and a bogey on the front nine, Lim moved up the leaderboard with four straight birdies on Nos. 11-14.
He also made a two-foot birdie putt on the 17th (par-4) and added a birdie on the final 18th (par-5).
“It feels great to shoot 8-under par for the first round of the new year,” said Lim after his first round. “I always shoot well when I come to this course, so I think I played confidently from the first shot today,” he added.
“I made nine birdies today, but this course has wide fairways, so as long as you have good second shot distance and accuracy, you can make a lot of birdie chances,” he said. “I got a new putter this week, and it feels good to play well with the new putter.”
Lim will be looking for his third career victory, two years and three months after his first since the ShrinersChildren Open in October 2021.
“It looks like it’s going to be windy this week, but this course has a lot of birdie opportunities, so if I can stay in good shape on the day and play patiently, I’ll be able to play well all the way through,” he said.
Leader Sigala 카지노사이트 will be looking to make it two wins in a row after claiming his first tour victory at the Fortinet Championship last September.
World No. 1 Scott Schauffler (USA) is tied for seventh (7-under 66) with Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay (USA).
Kim Joo-hyung and Ahn Byung-hoon are tied for 19th after shooting a 5-under 68 on the day.
Playing with new caddie Daniel Parrett for the first time this season, Kim had one eagle, four birdies and one bogey. Byung-hoon Ahn had seven birdies and two bogeys.
Siu Kim finished the first day in a tie for 37th place (3-under 70).