A pair of South Koreans are among the many leaders after 36 holes on the American Express. And it seems that Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim usually are not solely countrymen, but additionally long-time rivals.
This week, in California, Im has a one-shot lead after two rounds of play. He opened with a 68 on Thursday, however actually made his transfer on Friday.
Taking part in the again 9 first, Im recorded two pars earlier than his first birdie of the day, at No. 12. He adopted that with a birdie on No. 13 to get to 2-under par. Im would shut his first 9 with a birdie on the 18th gap, giving him a 3-under par 33.
Im opened his second 9 with a birdie on the primary gap. After a par on the second, he birdied the third gap to get to 5-under par on his spherical. He would par the fourth, fifth and sixth holes earlier than a birdie on the seventh received him to 6-under par.
He would birdie the eighth gap and par the ninth. That left him with a 32 on the entrance 9 and a 65 total. That gave Im a one-shot lead.
Scorching on Im’s path is his countryman Kim, who opened the week in California with a 66. Then on Friday, he had a so-so entrance 9 adopted by an excellent again 9.
Kim had birdies on the second and seventh holes to go along with a bogey on the fifth gap. That left him with a 1-under par 35 on his entrance 9.
The again 9 was a unique story for Kim.
He birdied the 10th gap, then the 11th to get to 3-under par. After a par on the 12th, Kim recorded one other birdie, this one on the 13th, to get to 4-under on his spherical.
Kim stayed sizzling with a birdie on the 15th gap to get to 5-under par. He did endure a bogey at 17, however he nonetheless completed with a 4-under par 68. That left him only one shot behind Im.
The 2 gamers will go head-to-head all weekend as Kim appears to be like for his third PGA Tour title and Im, his second. At simply 25 (Kim) and 22 (Im) years of age, the longer term is brilliant for each of those gamers. And it could possibly be a number of enjoyable to see them compete for a title this week on the American Express.
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