The ‘legend’ of men’s professional golf, Choi Kyung-joo (53, SK Telecom), performed well on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) tour, where he participated for the first time this year.
In the first round of the KPGA Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo-si, Jeju Island on the 18th, Choi Kyung-ju tied 3 birdies and 1 bogey to record 2 under par to the 11th hole.
Choi Kyung-joo, the 3-time winner, the most by SK Telecom, performed better than expected that day. It started 4 hours later than scheduled due to bad weather and many players did not finish the first round by sunset, and Choi Kyung-joo tied for 10th place.
The first day’s play was suspended for sunset at 7:18 p.m. Only 71 of 147 players completed the first round.
In Group 27, Choi Gyeong-ju, who played with long hitters Jeong Chan-min (24, CJ Logistics) and Kim Bio (33, Hoban Construction), showed off his skill as well as his juniors with his unique and precise shot. The driving distance was behind them, but they scored better.
His tee shot fell into the bunker on hole 1 (par 4), but he caught a birdie by putting his second shot 2m away from the hole. He added a birdie in the 4th hole (par 5), lost one stroke in the 8th hole (par 4) and faltered, but picked up a birdie in the 9th hole (par 5) and gained momentum.
Bio Kim tied 2 birdies and 3 bogeys to record a 1-over par, and Jeong Chan-min also recorded a 1-over par with 1 birdie and 1 double bogey up to the 11th hole.먹튀검증
They play the rest of the first round on the morning of the 19th and then go on to the second round.
Kim Woo-hyeon (32, Vainer) recorded 4 under par 67 strokes, the best among players who completed all 18 holes. Kim Woo-hyun reduced 4 strokes by exchanging 7 birdies and 3 bogeys.
He said, “It rained in the beginning of the game, but we made good use of the wind.”
Lee Jae-kyung (24, CJ Logistics) took the top spot on the leaderboard by reducing 6 strokes to the 10th hole. After consecutive birdies on holes 2 and 3, followed by an exquisite second shot on hole 4 (par 5), he gained momentum by catching an eagle. He gained strength by adding birdies on holes 6 (par 4) and 10 (par 4).
Ham Jeong-woo (29, Hana Financial Group) took 2nd place by reducing 5 strokes to the 12th hole.
Maeng Seung-jae (29), an American national, roared as he made a hole-in-one on the 214-yard 17th hole (par 3). He received a BMW IX3 worth 77.4 million won as a hole-in-one injury.