Kim Joo-hyung leaps to tie for 30th place in 2nd round of PGA Tour Canadian Open

McIntyre and Fox jointly lead McIlroy ranked 30th

Kim Joo-hyung’s Canadian Open 2nd round match

Joo-hyung Kim raised his ranking by 20 places by reducing the number of strokes on the second day of the RBC Canada Open (total prize money of $9.4 million) on the PGA Tour.

Kim Joo-hyung hit 2 under par 68 with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys in the second round of the tournament held at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club (par 70, 7,084 yards) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on the 1st (Korean time).

Kim Joo-hyung, who was tied for 50th place with even par in the first round, recorded an interim total of 2 under par 138 strokes and jumped to tied for 30th place.

There is a considerable gap of 8 strokes from co-leaders Robert McIntyre (Scotland) and Ryan Fox (New Zealand, 10 under par, 130 strokes), but he is 3 strokes away from joint 10th place (5 under par, 135 strokes), so he can expect to enter the top rankings in the remaining rounds. There is a situation.

Kim Joo-hyung has participated in 15 PGA Tour tournaments this season and has never ranked in the top 10, but his best result is a tie for 17th place at the Phoenix Open in February.

Kim Seong-hyun, who was tied for 50th place with Kim Joo-hyung in the first round, lost 3 strokes and slipped to tied 90th place (3 over par, 143 strokes) and failed to make the cut. The cut line for this competition was even par.

Gyeong-hoon Lee was eliminated, falling out of the top 100 with an interim total of 4 over par 144.

On this day, Fox, who reduced 6 strokes, and McIntyre, who reduced 4 strokes, placed their names at the top of the leaderboard and each attempted to win their first PGA Tour title.

Fox had 4 wins and McIntyre had 2 wins in the DP World Tour, a European tour.

Joel Damon (USA) was in 3rd place (8 under par, 132 strokes), and Canadian player MacKenzie Hughes was tied for 4th place (7 under par, 133 strokes).

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who won this tournament in 2019 and 2022, lost two strokes on this day and became tied for 30th place with Kim Joo-hyung.

Nick Taylor, who became the first Canadian player in 69 years at this competition last year, finished tied for 90th and missed the cut, failing to defend his title. 고스톱

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