Kang Sung-hoon and Kim Seong-hyun tied for 50th in the first round of the PGA Tour Mexico Open (total prize money: $7.7 million).
On the 28th (Korean time), in the first round of the tournament held at Vidanta Vallarta (par 71, 7,456 yards) in Vallarta, Mexico, Kang Seong-hoon hit 2 under par 69 with 3 birdies and 1 bogey.
Kim Seong-hyun pulled out 6 birdies, but also came out with 2 bogeys and 1 double bogey, and also tied for 50th place with 2 under par 69 strokes.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Kang’s best result this season was a tie for 29th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. Kim Seong-hyun once finished in the top 10 at the Shriners Children’s Open in October last year with a tie for 4th.
Ahn Byeong-hun tied for 65th with a 1-under 70, and Roh Seung-yeol tied for 81st with an even par 71.
Most of the top rankers were unable to attend this tournament because the venue is not the United States and the Wells Fargo Championship, a $20 million total prize tournament, will be held in North Carolina, the United States next week.
Last year’s winner of this event and this year’s Masters champion, Yon Lam (Spain), and last year’s runner-up Tony Finau (USA) are worthy players.
Ram tied for 14th with a 4-under 67, and Finau tied for 4th with a 6-under 65, revealing the possibility of winning.
Austin Smotherman (USA), who shot 8 under par 63, rose to first place alone by one stroke.
Tano Goya (Argentina) and Eric Van Luyen (South Africa) are tied for second place with a 7 under par 64 strokes.