Chan Kim went bogey-free for 72 holes at the 2023 Albertsons Boise Open and won on the Korn Ferry Tour for the second week in a row. Kim went 66-62-64-64 to get to 28 under after four days at Hillcrest Country Club and still left himself little room for error considering what David Kocher did Sunday.
Kocher drained a long birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 59, amazingly the third 59 on the Korn Ferry Tour this season.
Kocher had 10 birdies – including six straight on Nos. 2 through 7 – and an eagle to get to 12 under for the day and 26 under for the week.
Kocher joins Mac Meissner, who posted a 59 at the Lecom Suncoast Classic at Lakewood National’s Commander Course in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, in April. That was the eighth sub-60 round in Korn Ferry Tour history.
Michael Feagles had the circuit’s ninth 59 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, South Carolina, in June.
Now there’s a 10th, and a third in four months, thanks for Kocher.
Chan Kim on the seventh hole during the final round of the 2023 Albertsons Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho. (Photo: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
As for Kim, he’s the first back-to-back winner in two years. Cameron Young and Mito Pereira each did it on the KFT in 2021.
His last seven holes a week ago were also bogey free, so Kim has actually played 79 consecutive holes without a bogey. He’s the first to win and go bogey-free at the Albertsons.
To the winner goes the spoils, as Kim, second on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List, has also earned his PGA Tour card for the 2024 season.
The Albertsons Boise Open is the first of four events in the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Finals.