Kim Joo-hyung rose to second place alone at the Genesis Scottish Open (total prize money of $9 million).
Kim Joo-hyung hit 3 under par 67 with 3 birdies without bogey in the 3rd round of the tournament held at The Renaissance Club (par 70) in North Berwick, Scotland on the 16th (Korean time)메이저놀이터.
Joo-hyung Kim, with an intermediate total of 12 under par 198, ran second alone.
It is one stroke behind leader Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland).
This tournament is co-hosted by the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour and the DP World Tour, and a major tournament, The Open, opened next week, and many major players from around the world participated.
Kim Joo-hyung pursued McIlroy with three birdies in a stable par march despite the strong wind of the Renaissance Club on the coast.
In hole 10 (par 5), the tee shot and the second shot fell into the rough, but a sophisticated approach shot and a 2.3m birdie putt were successful.
With this birdie, he overtook Tommy Fleetwood (England) and rose to second place alone.
Kim Joo-hyung tied for the lead with a birdie on the 17th hole (par 3) of the final round of the tournament last year, but finished the tournament in 3rd place after seeing the last hole 18 (par 4).
Still, it was enough to gain confidence that his skills would work on the PGA Tour, and Kim Joo-hyung won his first victory a month later at the Wyndham Championship in August of last year.
Ahn Byeong-hun hit 3 birdies and 2 bogeys to record an interim total of 10 under par 200, tied for 5th place.
Ahn Byeong-hoon, who took the lead with a 9-under-par hit on the first day alone, continued to drop in the rankings following a tie for second place in the second round (9-under-par 131 strokes).
World No. 3 McIlroy hit 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to maintain the same single lead as the day before.
Fleetwood and Brian Harmon (USA) tied for third place (11 under par, 199 strokes), chasing Kim Joo-hyung by one stroke.
World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 5th with Ahn Byeong-hun and others, and Zander Shopley (USA), who was defending the title, finished the third round with a tie for 18th place (7 under par 203 strokes).