It’s been 12 years. Choi Ho-seong wins the KPGA Korean Tour for the first time in 12 years since winning the Lake Hills Open in 2011. Challenge to win the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won). Choi Ho-seong shot a 4 under par 67 in the third round of the tournament held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island on the 20th. Choi Ho-seong, who recorded a total of 11 under par and 202 strokes in the third round, will enter the final round as a joint leader with Baek Seok-hyun.
Choi Ho-seong is a veteran who will turn 50 this coming September. He is eligible to play on the Senior Tour from the age of 50. Choi Ho-seong won two KPGA Korean Tour championships, including the 2008 Hana Tour Championship and the Lake Hills Open. Choi Ho-seong, who won three times on the Japanese Professional Golf Tour, was the last to win the 2019 Heiwa PGM Championship, so it is a challenge to win the championship in four years throughout Korea and Japan.
On this day, Choi Ho-seong missed the green five times, but when he hit the green in the regular number of at-bats, the number of putts, which was only 1.62, showed that he had a chance to make a birdie. He showed an accurate short game, and his green play was excellent, blocking most of the bogey crises. He caught 5 birdies on the day and only bogeyed 1.
Meanwhile, Baek Seok-hyun, who continued to lead throughout the first and second rounds, lost one stroke that day, but maintained the lead throughout the three days and seized the opportunity to win the first KPGA Korean Tour championship wire-to-wire.스포츠토토
Baek Seok-hyun, who had 2 birdies and 3 bogeys, confessed, “It was a long day because the game didn’t go well.
Baek Seok-hyun, who got married last December, said, “This tournament was the first time I’ve been caught on TV since I got married. My wife is watching the game with her mother-in-law at home, and I’m happy to show that I’m this kind of person.”
However, it is still too early for Choi Ho-seong and Baek Seok-hyeon to claim victory. There is a high possibility that it will not be their second match. This is because there are many players lined up behind them. Lee Tae-hoon (Canada) came in third place by one stroke (10 under par, 203 strokes), and Lee Tae-hee, Lee Jae-kyung, Kim Sung-yong, Kim Woo-hyeon, and Park Gyeong-nam tied for fourth place with a 9-under-par 204 strokes. An environment has been created in which rankings can slide all the way with just one look.
On the other hand, Choi Kyung-ju, the man of the SK Telecom Open who made the 20th cut the previous day, recorded a good score of 4-under-par 67 and tied for 15th place (5-under 208). Defending champion Kim Bio reduced 5 strokes to move up to 15th place tied with Choi Kyung-ju.