Mito Pereira is level with the field after the first day of the CJ Cup

The Chilean signed a first run in several movements and was six strokes behind the leaders. Tomorrow he will seek to enter the court.

A new week on the PGA Tour begins for Mito Pereira, now in South Carolina. The Chilean took to the Congaree Golf Club course to play the first round of the CJ Cup, the event that became known to be played in Korea, but since the pandemic it had to take place in different areas in the United States .

And amid that tournament hosting experience at Ridgeland, the Chilean played in his third PGA event in the 22/23 season. A start in which he was accompanied by Taylor Moore and Justin Suh, two players who signed totally different cards, since while Moore was at -4, Suh concluded with three shots over par.

In the case of the myth, the score at the end of the day left it level with the pitch , nestled in the middle of the table. The Chilean came out on the first hole and he immediately scored a birdie thanks to a superb approach shot this left him well perched on the green, just over two meters from the flag. Of course, on the first change, he suffered with the green on hole two and took the first penalty of the day.

After that, he found several quiet holes, adding a throw-in and zero bogey in the next eight flags. That feeling of neutrality ended on the 11th hole, where he added another penalty to the count and started a very busy section for the Pirque native, who he signed back-to-back bogeys at ages 13 and 14.

The positive for Pereira is that far from being discouraged by this section at the end of the round, he faced the last holes with the ambition to improve his image. It was first on the 17th hole with two first shots which left the birdie served then on the 18th with an approach shot which did the same. It was a series of great plays from tee to green that delivered two birdies to end the day .

In this way, the Chilean concluded the first round of the CJ Cup level with the field and six shots behind tournament leaders which will take place until Sunday in South Carolina, after two editions held in Las Vegas. Defending champion and defending FedEx Cup winner Rorry McIlroy posted a five-under daily card, one shot off the lead.

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Source: Latercera

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