The Chilean made a three under par and facing the third round is 11th in Delaware. On the other hand, Mito Pereira could not improve and remains at the bottom of the pack of the second tournament of the PGA playoffs.
The BMW Championship had a Friday full of emotions with Joaquín Niemann and Mito Pereira among its protagonists. Chileans traveled to rural Delaware with different realities and goals. While the first wanted to throw himself fully into the fight for the title, the second sought to improve his place to attack a position which would allow him to compete in the last event of the year.
In the case of the native of Talagante, the objective has been fully achieved, since have a nice friday on the grounds of Wilmington Country Club, signing a three under par card which left him a cumulative -5 and only three strokes behind the leader, Adam Scott.
Concretely, the day of the winner of the Genesis Invitational began around 10 a.m. local time and saw a very busy first part. All of the Chilean card moves have happened in the first nine holes. there he has four birdies and added a single bogey , leaving with very good feelings for the closing. But in the last nine flags, field demand has reigned. Niemann was unable to break par in that entire stretch and waved goodbye to the round with a three-under daily accumulation.
A balance that leaves matched to Hideki Matsuyama and beaten by big stars on the circuit like Rory McIlroy (-6) and Scottie Scheffler (-7) . Among the best, he will have the immense chance on Saturday to climb and fight for a place in the top ten.
The myth sees the TOUR championship far
But not everything was positive for the Chilean delegation during Friday’s round, since Mito Pereira could not improve on what he signed on the first day and is still far from the top places in the BMW championship. That of Pirque closed the day with a card of two over par and in the last ten positions of the tournament.
It started with two birdies and the feeling was that the +3 he had collected on Thursday was going to be left behind, but on the seventh hole he started a section to forget where he nailed three consecutive bogeys. From there he tried to come back with a reset to lodge 12, but the pitch punished him again in 14 and 17.
Figures which do not allow him to leave the bottom of the table and which leave him very far from the objective of being able to settle in the last tournament of these playoffs. For it to just start cooking, the Chilean needs to be in the top 25 of the event. The good thing is that this BMW championship has no short and Mito still has two rounds to close the gap. The scenario is complex, but not impossible.
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