Younghan Song is tied for 12th place after the second day of the Japan Golf Tour’s (JGTO) Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (¥200 million purse).Song carded three birdies and four bogeys for a 1-over-par 72 in the second round of the tournament at Phoenix Country Club (Par 71-7,042 yards) in Miyazaki, Japan on Sunday. Song, who was tied for sixth after the first day at 5-under, slipped to a tie for 12th with a 4-under 138. The 2013 Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour and 2015 JGTO Rookie of the Year has been on fire in Japan this season, winning his second career JGTO title at the KBC Augusta in Sansan in August and is fourth on the season’s money list (¥85 million) and first in greens in regulation (74.797%).
While the gap to solo leader Yuta Sugiura (JPN – 10-under-par 132) has widened somewhat, Song will be looking to build on the momentum of back-to-back top-10 finishes in his last two tournaments. Starting on the first hole of her second round, Song carded a birdie and two bogeys on the front before dropping a shot on the back. Sugiura is the only amateur in the 84-player field .Sugiura, a 22-year-old student at Nihon University, is coming off a tie for third at last year’s Japan Open, where he earned a spot in the JGTO Qualifying Tournament.
On the day, Sugiura carded a double bogey and a single bogey, but made six birdies to jump to a three-stroke lead over second-place finisher Shaun Norris (South Africa) at 7-under 135.”I was nervous, but things are going my way,” Sugiura said, “I’m sure the championship group will be nerve-wracking, but I’m going to keep my faith. I also want to challenge for the amateur title. “Japanese men’s golf standout Hideki Matsuyama, who has eight U.S. PGA Tour victories and eight JGTO victories, including the 2021 Masters, slipped from a share of the lead to a tie for eighth at 5-under 137.Matsuyama, who is attempting to regain his title after a nine-year absence since 2014 at the event presented by club contractor Dunlop, lost three shots on the day and was unable to build on his first-round gains.
This year’s U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clarke improved by one shot to tie for 37th (1-under 141), while 2016 and 2017 winner Brooks Koepka (USA), who struggled in the first round with a 2-over par score, dropped two strokes to tie for 48th (even par 142).Jiho Yang (KOR) is tied for 51st (1-over 143) with Sahith Sigala (USA), a one-time winner on the U.S. PGA Tour, and just missed the cut. Lee Sang-hee (2-over par 144, tied for 62nd), Jang Dong-kyu (4-over par 146, tied for 75th) and Ryu Hyun-woo (5-over par 147, tied for 79th) missed the cut .The Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, which has been won by a number of world-class players including Tiger Woods (2004-2005) and Tom Watson (USA, 1980-1997), began in 1974 and will 카지노사이트 be held for the 50th time this year.