Kim Joo-hyung (21) added a record by cutting 6 strokes in only 9 holes in the 3rd round of the US Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) on the third day.
In the 3rd round of the tournament held at the Los Angeles스포츠토토 Country Club (par 70) in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 18th (Korean time), Kim Joo-hyung drove 6 birdies in only the 9 holes in the first half and recorded 6 under par 29 strokes, the minimum 9 holes of the tournament set another record.
The record for the lowest number of strokes in 9 holes at the US Open is 29, set by Neil Lancaster and others in 1995.
Following the 1995 tournament, Lancaster also hit 29 in the second round of the 1996 Auckland Hills tournament, followed by Vijay Singh (2003) and Louis Ustizen (2015) each hitting 29 once.
Kim Joo-hyung, who started the game from the 1st hole (par 5), got off to a good start by catching a birdie from the first hole, then 3rd (par 4), 4th (par 3), 6th (par 4), 8th (par 5) and caught 6 birdies on the 9th hole (par 3). Kim Joo-hyung, who added a birdie in the 10th hole (par 4) in the second half, immediately put his name on the first page of the leaderboard.
At 7:35 a.m., Kim Joo-hyung, who is currently playing on the 16th hole, unfortunately wrote down two bogeys on the 13th (par 4) and 15th holes (par 3) and is tied for 10th place with a median total of 4 under par.
In this competition, records poured in from day one. Rickie Fowler and Zander Shopley (above USA) both shot 62 strokes, breaking the previous record of 63 strokes.
On the second day, Fowler also reduced 4 more strokes and set a new record for the least stroke in 36 holes (10 under par, 130 strokes) at the US Open, and also set a new record for the most birdies by recording 18 birdies during 36 holes. On this day, attention is focused on whether Kim Joo-hyung will change the record for the lowest score in 9 holes as well as the record for minimum score in 54 holes. The minimum stroke for 54 holes in the tournament is 199, set by Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) in the 2011 tournament.