Justin Suh (USA) took a three-shot lead after three rounds of the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour’s JoJo Championship ($8.5 million purse), boosting his dreams of a first career victory.
Justin Seo carded five birdies and two bogeys for a 3-under 67 in the third round of the JoJo Championship at Narashino Country Club (Par 70-7,779 yards) in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Monday.
Justin Seo, who was one shot behind the leader after two rounds at 6-under 134, jumped into sole possession of the lead with a 9-under 201 total.
He is one shot behind tied for second place with Eric Cole and Bo Hosler (USA – 8-under 202).
Born in 1997 in San Jose, California, to Korean-American parents, Justin Seo is the former No. 1 amateur in the world and a rookie on the PGA Tour, having earned his full-time tour status last year by winning the final event on the PGA’s second-ranked Conferry Tour.
After making 26 cuts in 32 events this season, with his best finish being a tie for fifth at the Honda Classic in February, Seo was looking for his first win.굿모닝토토
After birdieing the first hole of the day (par-4), Justin Seo carded three birdies in the first half of the day before trading two birdies for two bogeys in the second half, but was unable to cut any more strokes off his score and remained atop the leaderboard.
Behind Suh in a tie for second place is Colin Morikawa (USA) in fourth place (7-under par 203), followed by Satoshi Kodaira of Japan in fifth place (6-under par 204) and Ryo Ishikawa in eighth place (4-under par 206).
Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Lim Sung-jae (KOR) had a birdie and three bogeys to move up three spots to tie for 12th (2-under-par 208).
Lee Minwoo (AUS) is tied for 18th (1-under-par 209), while Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele (USA) are tied for 31st (1-over-par 211) after three rounds.
Song and Kim slipped to a tie for 43rd (3-over par 213), while Adam Scott (AUS) is tied for 53rd (4-over par 214) and Lee Kyung-hoon (KOR) is tied for 62nd (6-over par 216).