SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – Byung-hoon Ahn continued to battle for the lead at the Wyndham Championship on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour ($7.6 million purse).Ahn carded two eagles, three birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey for a 3-under 67 in the second round of the tournament at Sedge field Country Club (Par 70, 7,131 yards) in eensboro, N.C., on Friday (Tuesday).Byung-Hoon Ahn, who was tied for second at 7-under in the first round, finished with a 10-under 130 total and is tied for third. He is two shots off the lead with Russell Henry (USA) at 12-under-par 128.Ahn, who has been on the PGA Tour since 2016, has yet to win in 177 tournaments, with three runner-up finishes being his best results .This season, after returning to the full tour after a stint on the secondary tour, he has made 21 cuts in 28 events, with his best finish being a tie for third at the Genesis Scottish Open in mid-March. He followed that up with a tie for 23rd in the Open, giving him a chance to challenge for the title with back-to-back days on the leaderboard. Ahn, who started the day on the 10th hole, made a two-on at the 15th (par-5) and holed a nearly 20-meter putt for eagle before dropping a double bogey at the 17th (par-4).He bounced back with a birdie on the 18th (par-4) and then traded a birdie and two bogeys over the next six holes before closing with an eagle on the back nine. His second shot with 94 yards to go landed on the green and rolled a long way with great backspin into the hole. Ahn hit 57.14 percent of his shots in the fairways (8/14) and 61.11 percent of his shots on the greens (11/18), both down from the previous day, but cut his putts by one to 27.”I had a couple of swings that weren’t as good as yesterday, but I ended up with two eagles, including the last hole, so it wasn’t a bad score,” he said. “I’ve played well here in the past, and I’d like to do better than my third-place finish (in 2019),” he said. “I feel comfortable enough with the course to know that I can get a good result. Hopefully, I’ll have a good weekend,” he added. The four-time PGA Tour winner, who shot an eight-under-par round the day before to sit atop the leaderboard, shaved four more strokes off his lead. Henry will be looking for his first win in nine months since the Worldwide Technology Championship last November .Billy Horschel (USA) shaved eight strokes off his daily best to move into a share of second place by one shot (11-under-par 129), while Ahn, Lucas Glover, Brendan Todd (USA) and Adam Svensson (CAN) round out the top three .Lim Sung-jae shaved four strokes off his second round score to move up 30 spots to tie for 카지노사이트킹 21st (5-under par 135).The tournament is the final event of the 2022-2023 PGA Tour regular season and will determine the top 70 players in the Fed Ex Cup points standings for the playoffs, which begin next week .Justin Thomas (USA), currently 79th in the Fed Ex Cup standings, kept his hopes alive with a five-stroke improvement on the day to move into a tie for 21st place with Sungjae Lim .Lee, who was ranked 73rd in the Fed Ex Cup prior to this event, missed the cut after finishing tied for 88th (even-par 140), dropping his projected Fed Ex Cup ranking to 78th and making it difficult to qualify for the playoffs. Kim Sung-hyun, ranked 78th in the Fed Ex Cup, also missed the cut after dropping two strokes to tie for 122nd (3-over par 143), dropping his projected Fed Ex Cup ranking to 81st and making it difficult for him to join the playoffs.

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