Major players such as Phil Mickelson (USA), Cameron Smith (Australia), Bryson Disembo, and Bubba Watson (both US) qualify for the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars), the opening match of the Asian Tour. Dropped out. On the other hand, 15-year-old amateur boy Rachanon Chantananuwat (Thailand) continued to compete for the championship at the top. 안전놀이터
The second round of the tournament was held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70) near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the 3rd (Korean time). Mickelson struggled to pass the cut, but only recorded 1-over-par 71, finishing in a tie for 72nd with an interim total of 1-over-par 141, and was eliminated by one stroke. Smith and Watson packed together with 2-over par and Disembo with 7-over par.
On the other hand, Chantananuwat, who is called Thailand’s ‘golf genius’, cut 4 strokes to tie for 6th place with a median total of 7 under par 133 strokes. He is four strokes behind Abraham Answer (Mexico), who took the lead two days in a row. After catching three consecutive birdies in holes 2 through 4, Chantananuwat added birdies in a row in holes 6 and 7, reducing 5 strokes in the first half alone.
Chantananuwat is an amateur player at a young age, but he is a strong player who won the Asian Tour Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup last October. At the age of 15 years and 37 days at the time, he defeated powerhouse Kim Joo-hyung (21) by two strokes and won the Asian Tour as the youngest player ever. “The reason he played well in the first half of the day was because he didn’t look at the leaderboard,” Chanthanawat said after the match. Chantananuwat hit 1 over par in the second half.
Last year, Cameron Young (USA), the rookie of the year on the PGA Tour, shot 5-under-par 65, 10-under 130 in the middle, chasing the leader Answer by one stroke. Veteran Mark Leishman (Australia) and Louis Oostijen (South Africa) tied for third place with a median total of 8 under par and 132 strokes.
Korean players achieved half success. Park Sang-hyun of the infallibility reduced 4 strokes to finish in a tie for 19th with an interim total of 4 under par, last year’s Genesis grand prize winner Kim Young-soo tied for 49th with Moon Kyung-joon with an interim total of 1 under par, and Lee Tae-hee succeeded in passing the cut with an interim total of even par and tied for 57th. . However, Kim Min-gyu, Kim Bio, Jang Ei-geun, and Ok Tae-hoon were eliminated from the cut.