On the first day of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars) on the PGA Tour, Korean players only performed in the mid-lower ranks.
Ahn Byeong-hun (32, CJ Logistics) caught 1 eagle and 2 birdies in the first round of the tournament held at Monterey Peninsula CC (par 71, 6957 yards) in Pebble Beach, California, USA on the 3rd (Korean time), but missed 2 bogeys. He shot a 2-under-par 69 to rank in a tie for 47th place.
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who succeeded in re-entering the tour through the Korn Ferry Tour, has yet to win the tour. Even this season, there has been no ‘Top 10’ since the opening game, a tie for 4th at the Fortinet Championship in September last year. 스포츠토토
Kang Seong-hoon (36, CJ Logistics), who has never made the cut this season, hit a 2-under 70 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72, 6972 yards), placing him in the same rank as Ahn Byeong-hun.
Noh Seung-yeol (32) tied for 79th with an even par 72 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Kim Seong-hyun (25, Shinhan Financial Group) tied for 117th with a 2-over par 73 at the Monterey Peninsula Course.
The tournament will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Course, and Spyglass Hill (par 72, 7041 yards), where rounds 1 to 3 are played to determine who passes the cut, and the final round will be held at Pebble Beach Links.
Hank Rubioda (USA), who shot 8-under-par 63 on the same course as Ahn Byeong-hoon, took the top spot on the leaderboard. Love Oda blocked 1 bogey and swept 9 birdies.
Three players, including Kurt Kitayama (USA), tied for second place by a stroke, and Aaron Badley (Australia) tied for fifth place with a 6-under par.
Victor Hovlan (Norway), a strong candidate for the championship, was tied for 47th, and Jordan Spieth (USA) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England) were tied for 61st (1 under par 71 strokes).