Sim, who won this event in his brilliant 2009 season on the Web.Com Tour leading to a PGA Tour card in 2010, is generally considered one of Australia’s most talented golfers but a career plagued by injury has kept him back from achieving what his skills suggest he should at the game’s highest level.
Sim has managed to secure starts in three Web.Com Tour events of late, finishing 21st at the recent Digital Alley event in Kansas but his game came together today to record one of the lower rounds of the day.
Sim won three events in 2009 earning an immediate graduation to the PGA Tour through its Battle Field promotion category but although he would record a runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance event at Torrey Pines behind Ben Crane and be twice third in other events in 2010, injury continued to plague him.
This year has not been all that productive for Sim but he appears to be playing his way into some level of form and his ongoing progress will be watched with interest.
Sim is five shots behind the second round leader Andrew Yun in the low scoring event but whatever way this weekend goes it has already been an encouraging week.
Mark Hensby 47th and Oliver Goss 61st were the other Australians to make the cut.