The Chilean signed a -3 card this Saturday, which left his cumulative score at -4, which allowed him to be among the top ten in the competition before the last round.
A birdie on the last hole puts Joaquín Niemann in the top 10 at LIV Golf Chicago. The Chilean golfer had a decent second round on North American soil, although he was not without bogeys that marred what could have been a better day. In the same way, the national climbed in the standings, thanks to a card of the day of -3 which left its cumulative score at -4. He is, for the moment, in ninth place and six strokes behind the leader, the Australian Cameron Smith.
Joaco had just had an irregular day. The one in which he couldn’t show his best version from the start, despite the fact that he managed to come back in the last holes. The man from Talagan concluded with a shot under par and in the top 20, which allowed him, beyond being eight shots behind the leader, to reach Saturday with the possibility of continuing to dream title in his second appearance in the Saudi league.
Niemann still had a chance. But to stay alive, he needed to get his best version back. And, sometimes, he succeeded. His departure was positive, but not exceptional. He tied until the fifth hole, where he scored with his first birdie of the day, only to repeat later at the next flag.
By the time he completed the first nine holes he was down -2, which gave him a boost going into the final game of the day. However, the National couldn’t keep up and suffered in the final holes. He stumbled at the 10th flag, but then recovered immediately, birdying two in a row, at 11 and 12. At 15, however, he was again forced to use a shot over par, which left his card at -2.
The national had the chance to climb into the top ten of the zone. For that, he had to be as focused as possible to be able to land a shot on the course at the 18th hole. And he got it. His positive start and under par shot on the last hole allowed Joaco to end the day with a positive record to be among the best.
The Chilean will come out this Sunday to face the third and final round of the tournament. Although the title seems distant, Niemann is not losing hope and will fight to the end for what would be his first crown in the competition in which he is playing his second date since deciding to leave the PGA Tour. The talagantino, in any case, already gives something to talk about.
follow on Jock
I’m Todderic Kirkman, a journalist and author for athletistic. I specialize in covering all news related to sports, ranging from basketball to football and everything in between. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, I have become an invaluable asset to my team. My ambition is to bring the most up-to-date information on sports topics around the world.