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Sport Golf: Kim Si-woo sinks hole in one to take sole lead in North Carolina

01:07  16 august  2020
01:07  16 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Aug 15, 2020; Greensboro, North Carolina , USA; Si Woo Kim hits out of the sand on the fifteenth hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf Kim (62) said he did not realize at first that he had sunk the ace on the par-three hole as a smattering of cheers echoed around him at the

That’s what Si Woo Kim did on Saturday morning, acing the 161-yard third hole at Sedgefield Kim took full advantage of the soft conditions, with his ball landing just a couple of inches from the hole It was also the 33rd hole - in - one on the PGA Tour this season. You are using an unsupported version of

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(Reuters) - South Korea's Kim Si-woo claimed sole ownership of the lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Saturday, with a hole in one on three highlighting a superb eight-under-par, third-round performance.

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Kim (62) said he did not realize at first that he had sunk the ace on the par-three hole as a smattering of cheers echoed around him at the tournament, which he won by five strokes in 2016 and which is being played in the absence of fans this year.

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South Korean Kim Si - woo almost aced the same hole for the second day running en route to a one -stroke lead over Canadian Corey Conners in the He also missed the birdie putt, but made amends by sinking a birdie from similar distance at the last for a three-under-par 69 at TPC San Antonio.

(Reuters) - South Korean Kim Si - woo almost aced the same hole for the second day running en route to a one -stroke lead over Canadian Corey Conners A day after holing a nine-iron from 167 yards at the par-three 16th on Friday, Kim took dead aim with a seven-iron at the same hole , which measured

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"So I just hit it and then ball goes just right at the pin... and some TV guys told me that's ace and I was so excited," said Kim, who won the 2017 Players Championship.

The 25-year-old kept his edge at Sedgefield Country Club, shooting four birdies on the back nine for a two-stroke lead over Americans Rob Oppenheim and Doc Redman, after nearly sinking another ace on 12 that lipped out of the cup.

"Hopefully, tomorrow a little bit of pressure, but I'm going to keep fighting and hopefully get a win," said Kim, heading into Sunday's final round at 18 under.

Oppenheim, on the hunt for his first PGA Tour win, shot an eight-under par 62 with an eagle on five and five birdies on the back nine in a near-flawless performance marred only by a bogey on 18, for 16 under.

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  Golf: Herman hits peak form for win in North Carolina Golf: Herman hits peak form for win in North CarolinaHerman, who started the day tied for fifth after carding a nine-under 61 in Saturday's action, kept his hot streak going at Sedgefield Country Club, firing two birdies and an eagle in the first five holes of the final round.

Si Woo Kim 's hole - in - one for Shot of the Day at Valero. Eighty golfers made the cut at 1-under 143, precipitating a 54- hole cut will take place to the low 70 and ties. At 12-under 132, Kim set the 36- hole tournament record at by two strokes since the event moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010.

Si Woo Kim is the leading contender for bad break of the year. He also clarified his favorite story from the season, which was likely the unluckiest moment of Si Woo Kim ’s. Trainer and Kim were grouped together for the first two rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

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"Probably, you know, to be honest, one of the better rounds I've ever played. I just felt very comfortable. Tee to green was solid and made some putts," said Oppenheim, who finished ninth at the Puerto Rico Open in February.

Tied with him for second at the Wyndham Championship, the final event of the novel coronavirus-hit regular season, is Redman, who shot a seven-under 63.

American Billy Horschel carded a five-under 65, putting him three back from the lead heading into Sunday, while Jim Herman rocketed up the leaderboard with a nine-under 61 and was tied for fifth with Mark Hubbard (64).

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(Reporting by Amy Tennery; editing by Clare Fallon)


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