The CJ Cup R1

Byeong Hun An leads the way on home soil

October 17-20
Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, Korea
$9,750,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Korea’s Byeong Hun An delighted the home crowd by carding an eight-under-par 64 to lead the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on Jeju Island.

An fired eight birdies in a bogey-free round to lead Chile’s Joaquin Niemann by a shot, with former world number one Jason Day a shot further back following a 66.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka is five shots off the pace after a 69 matched by the English pair of Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton and Norway’s Viktor Hovland, whose 18th consecutive round in the 60s established a new PGA Tour record.


Koepka’s erratic round included four birdies, three bogeys and an eagle on the par-five 18th and the world number one said: “Just needed to clean up a few things, missed a couple of short putts, a little sloppy there, but other than that I thought I hit the ball good.

“The wind was just so light today it felt like it was switching quite a bit and it made a difference on a couple of holes.

“Honestly I think this golf course is a little bit easier if it blows. If it blows a little bit the wind is a little bit more consistent.”

Day, who is hoping International Team captain Ernie Els will give him a wild card for December’s Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, boosted his chances by carding six birdies in a bogey-free 66.

“It is certainly disappointing not to make the team on my own merits, but it is a reminder that nothing is given to you in this game,” the Australian said.

“I certainly want to be on the team and believe I can be an asset to the Internationals. Being in my home country certainly gives me an edge and I’ve had some success on the sandbelt (courses) and Royal Melbourne in the past.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-8
64
2
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-7
65
3
Jason Day
AUS
-6
66
T4
Danny Lee
NZL
-5
67
T4
Charles Howell III
USA
-5
67
T4
Charley Hoffman
USA
-5
67
T4
Jung-Gon Hwang
KOR
-5
67
T4
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
67

T9
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-4
68
T9
Justin Thomas
USA
-4
68
T9
Chez Reavie
USA
-4
68
T9
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-4
68
T9
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
68
T9
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
68
T15
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
69
T15
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
69
T15
Ian Poulter
ENG
-3
69
T15
K. J. Choi
KOR
-3
69
T15
Max Homa
USA
-3
69
T15
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-3
69
T15
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-3
69
T15
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-3
69
T15
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
69
T15
Brooks Koepka
USA
-3
69
T15
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-3
69
T15
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
69
T15
Collin Morikawa
USA
-3
69
T15
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-3
69
T29
Corey Conners
CAN
-2
70
T29
Phil Mickelson
USA
-2
70
T29
J. B. Holmes
USA
-2
70
T29
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
70
T29
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-2
70
T29
Luke List
USA
-2
70
T29
Chase Koepka
USA
-2
70
T29
Andrew Putnam
USA
-2
70
T29
Kevin Tway
USA
-2
70
T29
Ryan Palmer
USA
-2
70
T39
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
71
T39
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
71
T39
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-1
71
T39
Harold Varner III
USA
-1
71
T39
Wyndham Clark
USA
-1
71
T39
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-1
71
T39
Gary Woodland
USA
-1
71
T39
Billy Horschel
USA
-1
71
T39
Hyung-Joon Lee
KOR
-1
71
T48
Brian Stuard
USA
Par
72
T48
Marc Leishman
AUS
Par
72
T48
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
72
T48
Kevin Na
USA
Par
72
T48
Nate Lashley
USA
Par
72
T48
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
72
T48
Matt Jones
AUS
Par
72
T55
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
73
T55
Adam Long
USA
1
73
T55
Sergio Garcia
ESP
1
73
T55
Pat Perez
USA
1
73
T55
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
1
73
T55
Matthew Wolff
USA
1
73
T55
Abraham Ancer
USA
1
73
T62
Lucas Glover
USA
2
74
T62
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
2
74
T62
Jeong-Woo Ham
KOR
2
74
T62
Vaughn Taylor
USA
2
74
T62
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
2
74
T62
Joel Dahmen
USA
2
74
T62
Taehee Lee
KOR
2
74
T62
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
2
74
T62
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
74
T62
Troy Merritt
USA
2
74
T62
Won-Joon Lee
AUS
2
74
73
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
75
T74
Danny Willett
ENG
4
76
T74
Michael Kim
KOR
4
76
T74
Kyong-Jun Moon
CHN
4
76
T74
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
76
78
Yong-Jun Bae
KOR
6
78
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