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Kim Si-woo, match play group stage 2 wins in a row… Step into the round of 16

Kim Si-woo (28) turned on the green light to advance to the round of 16 by beating Viktor Hovlan (Norway), who received the top seed in Group 8.

Siwoo Kim, seed 34, played the second group stage match on the second day of the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play (total prize money of $20 million) held at the Austin Country Club (par 71, 7,108 yards) in Austin, Texas, USA on the 24th (Korean time). Against Hovlan at the 2008, he dominated with a 4-hole lead with three holes left (4&3).

Kim Si-woo was the only Korean player to score a point in the game that day. 

As Hovlan bogeyed one after another in holes 1 and 3 (par 4 above), Kim Si-woo easily became 2UP, and with that momentum, put a 5.5m birdie putt in hole 5 (par 4) to widen the gap.

After catching a birdie side by side in the 6th hole (par 5), Kim Si-woo made a birdie putt of about 4m in the 9th hole (par 4) and ran away with 4UP in the first half.

In the second half, he responded with a birdie on hole 12 (par 5), and on holes 13 and 14 (par 4 above), Hoblan and Siwoo Kim added birdies in turn, maintaining a gap of 4 holes. And the match was confirmed as they holed out side by side with a par on the 15th hole (par 4).

In an interview with the PGA Tour after the match, Kim Si-woo said, “I was able to continue my easy play by winning the first hole today. Following yesterday, I was able to finish on the 15th hole, so I was able to relax a little and play.” 

Kim Si-woo defeated Chris Kirk (USA), the winner of this year’s Honda Classic, by four holes in the first round of the group stage the previous day. 

Kim Si-woo, who advanced to the round of 16 in this tournament in 2018, is in an atmosphere that is once again approaching the top spot in the group stage. 온라인카지노

In response to the question, “How helpful was the experience at the Presidents Cup?”, Siwoo Kim answered, “As I gained a lot of experience during the Presidents Cup, I learned how to approach match play.” , I think I will have to wait and play based on that in the future,” he showed confidence. 

In Group 8, where Kim Si-woo belongs, Kim Si-woo is leading the team with two wins over two days and two points. 

After that, Matt Kucher (USA) with 1 win and 1 draw is 2nd with 1.5 points, and Kirk with 1 draw and 1 loss is 3rd with 0.5 points. Hoblan, who suffered two consecutive losses, failed to pick up a point.

On the third day, Si-woo Kim faces Kucher in the third round of the group stage, and as a result, the 8th group’s final 16 entrants are covered.

Meanwhile, Kim Joo-hyung (21) lost in the second round of the group stage and is tied for second place in Group 1 (1 win, 1 loss).

Group 4’s Lee Gyeong-hun (32) lost two days in a row and failed to advance to the round of 16.

Im Seong-jae (25) of Group 16 continued his last hope with a solo 2nd place (1 win, 1 loss) after a reverse defeat that day.


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