Defending champion Tom Kim in three-way tie for lead

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October 15, 2023
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Defending champion Tom Kim closed with a 9-under 62 featuring an eagle and two bogeys to move into a share of the lead at 15-under at the Shriners Children's Open.

"You know, tee to green, I was really solid. Gave myself a lot of looks. Obviously you've got to finish them off, and that's exactly what I did. I putted great," said Kim.

"Left myself in some tough spots, but I think that up-and-down on 12 really kind of got it going. Then hit a really good tee shot on 13 but made a really good putt and made birdie. Just those little things that kind of kept the momentum going. Just felt really comfortable over the ball. That was the biggest thing. I wasn't rushing anything. I wasn't trying to force anything. I was just really calm, and yeah, just a great day."

Canada's Adam Hadwin shot a bogey-free 63 for his share of the lead.

"I think everything has to work well to shoot 8-under par. I continued to strike the ball very well, both off the tee and into the greens," said Hadwin. "I had a lot of good opportunities today. Made a few more putts than I had the previous couple days.

"Looking forward to a chance to win a golf tournament tomorrow."

Also tied in the lead is American Lanto Griffin who shared the overnight lead and carded a 68. His 198 total is his lowest opening 54-hole score on the PGA Tour.

"Hit the irons a lot better today, especially on the front," said Griffin. "Just made nothing. I know we've been talking the last few days about making everything. That's kind of how it goes. A little regression today. Nothing too bad with the putter. I felt like I hit a lot of good putts, they just didn't drop. We'll clean that up a little bit.

"But not making a birdie until 13 is kind of -- on a course that everybody is going low and making birdies on, it's nice to get a couple early, kind of settle yourself down, feel like you have a little bit of wiggle room, and that didn't happen today. But making only pars isn't the end of the world, either.

"We stuck to our game plan, played pretty conservative off the tee, and I told Billy walking on the range, I was like, let's just give ourselves as many looks as possible, the way we were putting it. So it was kind of ironic, after the round he was like, you gave yourself a lot of looks but you didn't make any of them.

"I don't think I made I putt outside three feet all day. If somebody had told me that, I wouldn't have expected 68, so very happy with it."

Koean K.H. Lee (66), Canadian Taylor Pendrith (65) and American Vince Whaley (65) are tied in fourth at 14-under.

Seventeen players are tied for or within three strokes of the lead, the second-most of any tournament on Tour this season through 54 holes.

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T1Adam Hadwin-15676863198
T1Lanto Griffin-15646668198
T4Taylor Pendrith-14696565199
T4Vince Whaley-14686665199
T4K.H. Lee-14696466199
T7Isaiah Salinda-13696863200
T7Callum Tarren-13706862200
T7Adam Svensson-13706565200
T7J.T. Poston-13636968200
T11Joel Dahmen-12726564201
T11Ryan Moore-12706665201
T11Cam Davis-12676767201
T11Chesson Hadley-12706467201
T11Beau Hossler-12627168201
T11Alex Noren-12686568201
T11Nick Taylor-12656769201
T18Nicholas Lindheim-11706765202
T18Luke List-11656869202
T20Matt NeSmith-10696965203
T20Trevor Werbylo-10676769203
T20Brent Grant-10666869203
T20Yuxin Lin-10686669203
T24Kelly Kraft-9687165204
T24Michael Kim-9706965204
T24Alex Smalley-9736467204
T24Tyler Duncan-9716667204
T24Eric Cole-9716667204
T24Sam Ryder-9676671204
T24Henrik Norlander-9676473204
T24Cameron Champ-9636774204
T32Brandt Snedeker-8706966205
T32Taylor Montgomery-8706966205
T32Scott Piercy-8697066205
T32Zac Blair-8716668205
T32Webb Simpson-8696868205
T32Erik van Rooyen-8706768205
T32Nate Lashley-8716569205
T32Chad Ramey-8696769205
T32Patton Kizzire-8706669205
T32Davis Riley-8676870205
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T42Ludvig Åberg-7696968206
T42Akshay Bhatia-7687068206
T42Garrick Higgo-7726668206
T42Davis Thompson-7647369206
T42Aaron Rai-7716669206
T42Greyson Sigg-7677069206
T42Harry Hall-7706670206
T42Austin Smotherman-7706670206
T42Matt Wallace-7696671206
T42Adam Long-7666872206
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T53Justin Suh-5706870208
T53Tano Goya-5686971208
T53Nicolai Hojgaard-5706573208
T53Matti Schmid-5656974208
T58Carl Yuan-4756470209
T58Harrison Endycott-4706871209
T60Troy Merritt-3687171210
T60Sam Stevens-3676875210
T62Doc Redman-2716872211
T62Hayden Buckley-2677173211
T64Christiaan Bezuidenhout-1716873212
T64Jason Dufner-1706775212
T66Matthias SchwabE716874213
T66Nick HardyE696777213
68James Hahn1726775214
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Shriners Children's Open 2023

Date: October 12th - 15th 2023

Location: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Purse: $8,400,000

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