Kim Chan-woo (24, IK Buddy Plus) won his first career victory by causing an ‘unknown rebellion’ at the 2023 Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Biz Play/Electronic Newspaper Open, which was reduced to a 36-hole tournament due to bad weather and course maintenance issues. Reported.
Chan-Woo Kim hit 64 strokes, making 8 birdies and making no bogeys in the final second round of the tournament, which ended on the 17th at Cosmos Lynx (par 72, 7,407 yards) in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do. Kim Chan-woo, who recorded a final total of 12 under par and 132 strokes in the first and second rounds, beat tied second place Seong-ho Lee (Brick), Ga-ram Jeon (independent) and Yoon Jeong (USA) by one stroke and reported his first win. He is the eighth winner this year.
Kim Chan-woo, who was tied for 14th place by 3 strokes behind the leader in the first round, made 7 birdies until the 15th hole of the day, the 6th hole (par 4), and immediately jumped to the joint lead. Afterwards, the third shot at the 8th hole (par 5) was slightly short of the green, but he succeeded in a chip-in birdie and took the sole lead.
Kim Chan-woo, who debuted on the regular tour last year, was virtually unknown, having entered the top 10 only twice. The best result was a tie for 3rd place at the Woosung Construction Open held at South Links, next to this competition venue, in September last year. However, this time he showed a strong performance on the coastal course and earned his first win.
After winning, Kim Chan-woo said, “My original goal this year was to maintain my seeding, but since I won my first championship, I want to be remembered as a good player by accumulating more wins such as 2nd and 3rd wins.”
In this tournament, which was reduced to 36 holes, the total prize money was reduced by 25% from 700 million won to 525 million won, and the championship prize money was reduced by 25% from 140 million won to 105 million won, according to KPGA regulations. Genesis target points were distributed normally.온라인카지노
This tournament is notable as the third 36-hole tournament in Korean Tour history, following the Busan Open in 1983 and the Pocari Sweat Open in 1989. Cosmos Lynx, where this tournament was held, attracted attention with its unique course design, which features 365 crater bunkers on a runway-shaped flat surface and a battery green. However, as the bad weather continued and course maintenance problems arose, the match could not be held on the second day, and the second round, which had been postponed for a day, was stopped just 4 hours after the start, shortening the competition.
At the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour OK Financial Group Shotman Open, which ended at Incheon Club 72 Haneul Course (par 72, 6,713 yards), second-year player Madasom (Samchully) defeated Jeong So-i (Yellow Chicken) after the first overtime, winning her first career victory. I enjoyed the joy of winning. Madasom, who was tied for 2nd place until the 2nd round, 1 stroke behind the leader, made 4 birdies without a bogey and took the sole lead, taking a step closer to winning, but made a bogey at the 17th hole (par 4), lowering the final total in the 3rd round. She tied with Jeong So-i with 15 under par, 201 strokes, and went into overtime. However, he caught a birdie in the first playoff at the 18th hole (par 5) and was able to shake off the disappointment of only finishing runner-up twice this year.