advertisement

Seung-Yul Noh leads Zurich Classic with no bogeys

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 9:45 p.m. CDT

AVONDALE, La. — If Seung-Yul Noh can hold on to the lead in the Zurich Classic, he'll do it in front of fans who can appreciate how much bigger Noh's mission is than simply winning his first PGA Tour event.

Wearing yellow and black ribbons on his hat to honor victims of the April 16 South Korean ferry accident, Noh used a string of birdies late in his round Saturday to surge two strokes ahead of Keegan Bradley atop the leaderboard.

It is Noh's first career lead through three rounds on the tour, and comes in a city where sports — particularly the success of the NFL's Saints — became an uplifting force after Hurricane Katrina.

Noh finds himself representing — and captivating — a nation mourning the more than 300 dead or missing — many of them students — from the sinking of a ferry in the waters off his home country.

"Hopefully, I'll make all the Korean people happy," Noh said. "It was very sad news for the Korean ship, so hopefully another bogey-free round tomorrow, and hopefully good news for the Koreans."

Noh is the first player to complete 54 holes at the TPC Louisiana without a bogey. He shot a 7-under 65 to reach an 18-under 198. No player has completed all four rounds on the course at better than 20-under, the score Billy Horschel posted last year when he became the sixth player in the last nine years to secure his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans.

Noh will try to continue the trend when he tees off in the same group as Bradley, who is no stranger to winning. His three career tour victories include a major in the 2011 PGA Championship.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements