Bio Kim, Sang-Hyun Park, Tae-Hee Lee challenged to win the first 3 GS Caltex Maekyung Open
- on May 03, 2023
Bio Kim, Sang-Hyeon Park, and Tae-Hee Lee will challenge for the first time in history to win the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, a major men’s professional golf tournament in Korea.
Bio Kim and others will participate in the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at Namseoul CC (par 71) in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do for four days from the 4th and compete for the championship.
Bio Kim won last year by hitting 275 strokes at 9 under par and setting a tie record for the lowest stroke in this tournament played at par 71. Kim Bio, who won his second championship in 10 years following his first championship in 2012, is aiming for a second consecutive championship and the first three championships in history. If Kim Bio, who is mainly active in the Asian Tour this year, wins, it will be the second successful title defense after Lee Tae-hee, who achieved her first two consecutive victories in 2019 and 2020.
Kim Bio, who won three times on this course, including the 2008 Korean Amateur Championship, said on the 3rd, “I have good memories at Namseoul CC, so I am determined to defend the title with confidence again this year.” “But this is a very difficult course.” It was embarrassing.
Immortal Park Sang-hyun is the strongest opponent. Park Sang-hyun, who has always achieved outstanding results at the Maekyung Open, including the championship in 2016 and 2018, is using Namseoul CC as his home course, so this year is also highly anticipated. Park Sang-hyun, who has accumulated 11 victories on the KPGA Korean Tour, is on the rise as the runner-up at the DB Insurance Promy Open, the opening day of this season, and a tie for 3rd at the Korea Championship, which was held last week with the DP World Tour.
The Korea Golf Association (KGA), which hosts the tournament, has drawn the interest of fans by organizing the national team duo Wooyoung Cho and Yubin Jang, who will compete in the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, in the same group as the two previous champions.
Cho Woo-young, who won an amateur championship for the first time in 10 years at the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open held in Jeju two weeks ago, will play in the same group as Kim Bio and Thai powerhouse Sadom Kaewkanjana on the first day of the tournament. Jang Yu-bin, who won one victory in the KPGA Srixon Tour (Part 2), will play together with Park Sang-hyun and last year’s runner-up Cho Min-gyu.온라인카지노
Including Go Gun-taek, the winner of the season opener, 2021 champion Heo In-hoe, 2-win winner Seo Yo-seop last season, rookie king Bae Yong-joon, and long hitter Jeong Han-mil are each aiming for the championship.
The advances of the veterans are also expected. Choi Sang-ho (68), who left the record for the oldest championship in 2005 (50 years old) and the oldest pass (62 years old) in 2017, participated in two years and rewritten the record for the oldest participation. Choi Sang-ho plays in the same group as Kim Jong-deok (61), a strong player in the senior stage this season, and Choi Ho-seong, “Fisherman Swing”.