Si-Woo Kim and Byung-Hoon Ahn are tied for seventh place after the first day of the U.S. PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge ($8.7 million purse).
Kim shot a 3-under 67 with five birdies and two bogeys in the first round at Colonial Country Club (par 70 – 7,209 yards) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Ahn Byung-hoon also had five birdies and two bogeys to tie for seventh place with Kim.
Both Kim and Byung-Hoon Ahn started on the 10th hole (par-4).
Kim reeled off three straight birdies on holes 10 through 12, while Ahn birdied four in a row on holes 11 through 14.
Kim continued his upward trend following his tie for second at the AT&T Byron Nelson, which ended two weeks ago, while Ahn Byung-hun is looking to break into the “top ten” for the first time in a month and a half after a tie for sixth at the Valero Texas Open last month.
England’s Harry Hall carded eight birdies without a bogey to take sole possession of the lead with an eight-under-par 62, while American Harris English is three shots back in second place on five under.
Lee Kyung-hun is tied for 22nd at 2-under 68, while Lim Sung-jae is tied for 82nd at 2-over par after the first round.메이저사이트
Club “lesson pro” Michael Block, who competed in the PGA Championship last week and finished tied for 15th with one hole-in-one, was an invitee to the tournament but collapsed on day one with an 11-over-par 81 to finish in a tie for 120th.
Block made two birdies, but seven bogeys and three double-bogeys showed the high barriers of the tour.