U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour rookie 스포츠토토 Sung Hyun Kim, 25, posted his second straight top-10 finish in the second round of the RBC Canadian Open.
Kim carded four birdies and two bogeys for a 2-under 70 in the second round of the tournament at the par-72 Oakdale Golf Club & Country Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday.
With a two-round total of 6-under par 138, Kim is tied for 12th place, three strokes behind leader Carl Yuan (CHN). He dropped seven spots from a tie for fifth the day before, but remains within striking distance of the leader.
Kim, who made his PGA Tour rookie debut this year after graduating with honors from the Conferry Tour (2nd) in the 2021-22 season, has played in 24 events, with his best finish being a tie for fourth at the Shriners Children’s Open last October, which provided a good springboard for his second top-10 of the season.
He told the PGA Tour after the tournament, “I was able to put the ball in the fairway a lot and create a lot of birdie opportunities. I felt good about my shots and putted well, so it was a good way to end the two days.”
In the third and fourth rounds, he will be looking to pull off an upset. “The rough here is very tough, so the tee shots are important, and how well you recover when you get into the rough will determine the outcome of the weekend,” said Kim. “If I prepare well, I think I’ll have a good weekend.”
Yuan, who like Kim is a PGA Tour rookie this season, shaved five strokes off his 36-hole total to sit atop the leaderboard at 9-under par 135.
Canadian Corey Connors is one shot back in a tie for second (8-under 136) and will attempt to become the first Canadian to win a national title in 69 years since Pat Fletcher in 1954.
Rory McIlroy (NORTHERN IRELAND), who is seeking his third consecutive title, dropped one stroke in round one but improved five strokes in round two to move up 25 spots to tie for 12th (6-under 138).
Seung-Yeol Noh, 32, shot a four-under-par round and is tied for 17th (5-under 139), while Sung-Hoon Kang, 36, is tied for 32nd (3-under 141).