‘Man of Record’ Kim ties US Open record for fewest strokes in a round

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The 123rd U.S. Open has added another record to its growing list of accomplishments. Kim Joo-hyung (21-photo) set the tournament record for lowest nine-hole score.

Kim shot a 6-under-par 29 on the front nine during the third round of the tournament at the par-70 Los Angeles CC in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Monday (Aug. 18). The 29 is the lowest nine-hole score of the tournament, most recently set by Louis Oosthuizen on the back nine of the final round in 2015.

Kim started with a birdie on the first (par-5), placing his third shot about 1.5 meters from the side of the hole, followed by back-to-back birdies on the third (par-4) and fourth (par-3) before adding a birdie on the sixth (par-4). Another birdie on the eighth (par-5) and another on the ninth (par-3) completed the tally.

However, the second half was a bit of a letdown. Kim made a birdie putt on the 10th (par-4) to quickly climb to the top of the leaderboard, but was unable to add another birdie and finished with three bogeys for a 4-under 66. His overall performance was the only consolation for the South Korean, who shot 4-under-par on the day and moved up to a tie for ninth place with a three-day total of 3-under-par 207. Kim made his first appearance at this event last year and finished tied for 23rd.

The record-breaking continued in the first round, with Rickie Fowler (35) and Xander Schauffele (30-plus USA) setting the tournament’s 18-hole record for lowest score. Fowler dropped two more strokes in round two to set the tournament record for lowest 36-hole score (130).토토사이트

Fowler didn’t drop another stroke in the third round and was tied for the lead with Wyndham Clarke (29-USA) at 10-under 200. Fowler will attempt to win his first major title in the final round. Rory McIlroy (34-Northern Ireland), the 2011 winner of this event, is in third place at 9-under 201, one shot back.

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