SOLID NA DENIED A LOW ROUND BY HIS PUTTER; VINCENT INSIDE TOP-10
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Captain Kevin Na made a spectacular start for Iron Heads GC in Saturday’s second round of LIV Golf Chicago, holing out from the bunker for an eagle on his first hole, but that proved to be one of few highlights on a difficult day.
Na, who had also made an eagle from the bunker in his penultimate hole on Friday, made it two sandy eagles in three holes when he repeated the magic on the 10th hole on Saturday.
However, despite hitting 16 out of 18 greens in regulation to lead the stat category, and scrambling successfully the two times he missed the green, a balky putter led to 34 putts in the round and he finished the day on one-under par.
Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent (2-under 69) continued to be the best among Iron Heads players for a second successive day. A late eagle on his 17th hole (2nd of the golf course) lifted him to inside the top-10, tied for 9th place at six-under par total.
The 31-year-old is fighting to secure his card on LIV Golf for 2024 by finishing in the top-24, and a top-five finish on Sunday would go a long way in making that happen with just one tournament (Jeddah) left in the regular season.
Sihwan Kim (73) was the third counting score for Iron Heads. Danny Lee made double bogeys on two of three par-5s at Rich Harvest Farms and struggled to a 78.
Colombian Sebastian Munoz leads the tournament at 13-under, following a superb round of eight-under 63. His team Torque and Fireballs share the team championship lead at 22-under.