Jae Yong Kim of North York, Ont., is tied for third, one shot off the lead held by Americans Cody Blick and Ryan Burgess after the first round of Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada qualifying school in Santee, Calif.
Kim shot a four-under 68 that included six birdies and two bogeys on Tuesday.
“I putted really well and was reading the greens really well and that just kept my round going. I made a few putts when I needed to to get off to a good start,” said Kim.
“I missed my card by one two years ago and by a few last year, so getting off to a good start was really important,” he added.
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