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English amateur golfer Kris Kim became the youngest golfer to make the cut on a PGA Tour event in nearly a decade after he shot a 4-under 67 in the second round of THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson on Friday. 

The 16-year-old golfer, who is the son of former LPGA Tour player Ji-Hyun Suh, had a simple goal heading into the tournament.

Kris Kim watches a tee shot

Kris Kim of England watches a tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 3, 2024, in McKinney, Texas.  (Mike Mulholland/Getty Images for The CJ Cup)

“Just make the cut, to be honest,” he told reporters after the round. “I knew something around this number would be good enough, but to shoot that I’m pretty happy.” 

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Kim had six birdies, including one on the 18th hole, at TPC Craig Ranch to become the youngest player to make the cut on a Tour event since Kyle Suppa did so in 2015. 

“It feels pretty good,” he said of his accomplishment. “I feel like I played well over the last two days. Stay pretty patient out there, and I guess it worked.” 

Kris Kim looks at his putt shot

Kris Kim of England looks over a putt on the 10th hole during the first round of THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 2, 2024, in McKinney, Texas. (Mike Mulholland/Getty Images for The CJ Cup)

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At 16 years, seven months old, Kim also surpassed 13-time PGA Tour winner Jordan Spieth as the youngest player to make the cut at the Nelson. 

Kim is currently T24 through 13 holes in the third round on Saturday.

Kris Kim smiles

Kris Kim of England looks on while playing in the first round of THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 2, 2024, in McKinney, Texas. (Mike Mulholland/Getty Images for The CJ Cup)

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With two more rounds ahead of him, Kim said his only goal is to “go as low as possible” and have fun doing it. 

“I’ve enjoyed it so much the last couple of days, and being here two more days makes it so much sweeter.” 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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