Kim Seong-hyun (25) and Bae Sang-moon (37) challenge to win the PGA Tour Fall Series Fortinet Championship (total prize money of $8.4 million).

Seong-Hyun Kim hit 5 under par 66 with 6 birdies and 1 bogey in the second round of the tournament held at the Silverado Resort (par 71) in Napa, California, USA on the 16th (Korean time).

Kim Seong-hyun, who recorded a total of 12 under par and 132 strokes through the second round, was tied for the lead with Sahis Sigala (USA), who hit 8 under par on this day alone.

The Fortinet Championship is the first of the seven fall series held by the PGA Tour starting this year. The PGA Tour will operate on a single-year basis starting with the 2024 season. Players who ranked in the top 50 of the FedEx Cup until the final round of the playoffs, the Tour Championship, which ended last month, earned the right to participate in major competitions and signature competitions in 2024.

Players outside the top 50 must participate in the fall series to improve their FedEx Cup rankings. This is because players ranked 51st to 60th will be given the right to participate in some signature competitions next season, and players ranked up to 125th will be given a tour seed for the 2024 season.

Seong-Hyun Kim, who debuted on the PGA Tour in the 2022-23 season and ranked 83rd in the FedEx Cup rankings, has not yet secured the right to participate in the signature tournament, but if he wins his first PGA Tour career in this tournament, he will raise his FedEx Cup ranking to 51st You can receive a ticket to participate in the signature competition.

Kim Seong-hyeon said, “I think I’m a bit used to it since it’s a course I played once last year. “Because I was able to prepare, my mindset became much more comfortable than before and the game became easier to play,” he said.

Regarding being in the lead with Bae Sang-moon, he said, “I am very proud as a fellow Korean player, and it is not easy to do well together in one competition, but I feel good that we are doing well together. “I hope we can all be at the top of the leaderboard in the remaining rounds,” he said. “I will play the same way as I did in rounds 1 and 2 and plan well to prepare for the weekend rounds.”

In this tournament, which was held under the name of the Open in 2014, Bae Sang-moon, who achieved his second win on the PGA Tour, also took the lead for the second day in a row. Bae Sang-moon hit 6 under par 65 strokes with 7 birdies and 1 bogey, and recorded a total of 11 under par 133 strokes. Co-leader Kim Seong-hyun is chasing Sigala by one stroke.온라인카지노

Bae Sang-moon, who is aiming for his third win on the PGA Tour nine years after winning this tournament, said, “I have been relying only on my swing and trying to study and fix it. Now he focuses on the flight of the ball and practices focusing on impact and feel, so he has a more natural swing. “I will prepare for the weekend’s game as I feel now,” he said.

Bae Sang-moon said of Kim Seong-hyun, who is competing for the championship, “I am close to him and he is a very kind brother,” and added, “I am looking forward to it because I think it will be a very fun competition this weekend. He was nervous for a few years, but now he seems to have found a way to do well. He expressed confidence, saying, “I will have a great competition with (Kim) Seonghyun.”

Justin Thomas (USA), who is participating in the Ryder Cup, a men’s golf competition between the US and Europe, reduced 5 strokes on this day and finished with a total of 8 under par 136 strokes, tied for 6th place, laying the foundation for joining the championship race for the first time in a long time.

Defending champion Max Homa (USA) also reduced 6 strokes to tie for 6th place, and is attempting to win his 3rd consecutive PGA Tour event in 12 years, following Steve Stricker (USA), who won 3 times in a row at the 2011 John Deere Classic. .

In addition, Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) tied for 11th place (7 under par, 137 strokes), and Kang Seong-hoon (36) tied for 19th place (6 under par, 138 strokes).