Ahn Byeong-hoon (32) made a big success on the second day of the PGA Tour Honda Classic and succeeded in entering the top ranks.
The second round of the tournament was held on the 25th (Korean time) at the PGA National Resort & Spa Champion Course (par 70) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Ahn Byeong-hun reduced 5 strokes by hitting 1 eagle and 4 birdies and blocking 1 bogey. Ahn Byeong-hun, who scored a total of 5 under par 135 in rounds 1 and 2, was tied for 10th place. It is a ranking that has risen by 39 places from 49th on the first day of the competition. It is a position where a come-from-behind victory is possible in the 3rd and 4th rounds, with a 5-stroke lead over Justin Seo (USA), who took the sole lead at 10 under par.
Hole 16, the second gateway to the bear trap. 안전놀이터
Ahn Byeong-hun, who teed up on the 10th hole that day, signaled a good start by catching a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4), the second gateway to the bear trap. In the 434-yard 16th hole, the green is not visible from the tee box as the fairway curves to the right along with water. In this hole, which is a success just by keeping the number of strokes, Ahn Byung-hoon put it on the green after the second shot and made a birdie putt from a distance of 15m, drawing exclamation.
He hit hard in the second half. Ahn Byeong-hoon, who started off with a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4), caught an eagle on the 3rd hole (par 5) and reduced two more strokes. After hitting the green with his second shot, he made an eagle putt from a distance of about 7m. In the following holes 4 (par 4) and 5 (par 3), he caught birdies in a row and smiled widely. However, it was a mistake to record the only bogey of the day in the last 9th hole (par 4). Ahn Byeong-hun, who dropped his tee shot into a bunker, missed his par putt and lost one stroke.
The baseline for passing the cut that day was 1 over par. Lim Seong-jae (25) lost one stroke on the day and fell to tied for 28th (2 under par), but succeeded in advancing to the final round without difficulty. Kim Seong-hyeon (25) lost 3 strokes and tied for 60th place (1 over par), narrowly passing the cut with a chin-up. Roh Seung-yeol (32) and Kang Seong-hoon (36) scored a total of 12 over par and 14 over par, respectively, and failed to advance to the finals.
What kind of performance will Ahn Byung-hoon, who returned to the PGA Tour this season, perform in the remaining rounds? JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the third round of the tournament live from 3 am on the 26th.