Im Sung-jae Wins Tour Opener

  • By Min Hak-soo

    January 18, 2018 09:54

    Im Sung-jae

    Im Sung-jae won the season opener of the Tour at the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay on Wednesday.

    In the final fourth round, Im hit seven birdies to go seven-under, and finished with a total score of 13-under 275, four strokes ahead of runner-up Carlos Ortiz of Mexico. Im received a winner's purse of US$108,000 (US$1=W1,070).

    With the victory, Im became the second youngest person ever to win a Tour event at the age of 19 years and nine months, second only to Jason Day in 2007, who was 19 years and seven months old.

    Im's victory increases his chance to advance to the PGA Tour. Those who finish in the top 25 of the money leaderboard on the Tour can qualify for the PGA Tour the following season.

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