Levioda, eliminated in the 5th cut, takes a surprise lead at Pebble Beach

Hank Levioda (USA), who missed the cut in five consecutive tournaments he participated in this season, reduced 8 strokes on the first day of the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars) and finished as the sole lead by one stroke.

Levioda played on the Monterey Peninsula Shore (par 71, 6957 yards) course in Pebble Beach, California on the 3rd (Korean time) and tied 9 birdies and 1 bogey, hitting 8 under par 63.

Levioda, who caught consecutive birdies on holes 3 and 4, exchanged holes 5 and 6 for bogey and birdies. He then rose to the top of the leaderboard with consecutive birdies on the 9th and 10th holes, followed by three consecutive birdies from the 12th hole and added a birdie on the 16th hole as well, rising to the top of the leaderboard.

On this day, the average driving distance of Levioda’s driver shot was 298 yards, and he hit 10 out of 13 fairways. He also put 17 of 18 greens within his regular at-bats and putts per hole of 1.529. Levioda set a personal record for the lowest score during a game recorded on the PGA Tour that day.

After the game, Levioda said, “I liked all the iron shots,” and said, “Today was a really nice day.” He added, “In a recent game, it was so bad that my putt was cornered, but today I putt with confidence and luckily it worked.”

The 29-year-old Levioda made his professional debut in 2016 on the PGA Tour of Canada. In 2017 he went on a tour of Latin America, then in 2019 he joined the First Division Tour. But his best performance was a tie for fifth at the Zurich Classic. 메이저놀이터

Last season’s FedEx Cup points were outside the 126th place, but in this tournament, major world rankers were left out, and they got the right to participate. I participated in 5 competitions this season, but missed all of them.

He remains at 420th in the world rankings, and showed amazing performance in the game that day. “The game at Pebble Beach is all a challenge, but I will enjoy it,” Levioda said of his game tomorrow.

Kurt Kitayama, Chad Remy (above USA), and Harry Hall (England) tied for 2nd place with a 7-under par by one stroke. The first day ended with a handful of groups unable to finish due to the setting sun.

Among Korean players, Ahn Byeong-hun (32) and Kang Seong-hoon (36) tied for 47th with a 2-under par, while Roh Seung-yeol (32) and Kim Seong-hyun (25) stayed in the mid-lower ranks.

In this tournament, 156 pros and 156 amateurs tour Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Penisle. After three courses in three days as a pro-am, on the final day, only the pros determine the winner on the links course.

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