Park Sang-hyun, tied for second place on the first day of the Korean Championship… lead and 4 strokes
- on Apr 27, 2023
Park Sang-hyun (40, Dong-A Pharmaceutical) tied for second place on the first day of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour and DP World Tour co-sponsored event, held 10 years after 2013.
Park Sang-hyun shot a 5-under 67 in the first round of the Korea Championship Presented by Genesis (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (par 72, 7470 yards) in Songdo, Incheon on the 27th.
Park Sang-hyun, who traded 6 birdies and 1 bogey, was ranked tied for 2nd place, 4 strokes behind sole leader Antoine Rosner (France) who recorded 9 under par. Andy Sullivan (England) stood shoulder to shoulder with Park Sang-hyun.
Park Sang-hyun, who has a total of 11 wins on the KPGA Korean Tour, revealed a green light for the addition of the championship trophy in a year since the DB Insurance Promi Open in April of last year.
After the game, Park Sang-hyun said, “I am satisfied with finishing the first round with a good score.”
Regarding the possibility of a Korean player winning this tournament, he said, “There is a good chance because the KPGA players have improved. There is a rain forecast on Saturday (round 3). The winning score will be around 15 under par.” .온라인카지노
60 Korean players out of 156 participated in this event.
Rosner, the leader, took the top spot on the leaderboard by driving 9 birdies without a bogey that day. Rosner has three wins on the DP World Tour.
Among Korean players, Hyungjun Lee (Welcome Savings Bank) tied for 4th with a 4 under par 68 strokes. Bae Sang-moon (Kiwoom Securities), Kim Bio (Hoban Construction), Ok Tae-hoon (Geumgang Housing), and Ko Gun-taek (Daebo Construction) finished the first day with a 3-under-par 69 strokes and a tie for ninth place.
Wang Jeong-hun (28), who won 3 times on the DP World Tour, and Kim Yeong-soo (Alumni Construction), who won the KPGA Korean Tour prize money and grand prize last year, are tied for 22nd with a 2 under par 70 strokes.
Amateur Cho Woo-young (Woori Financial Group), who won the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open last week, was tied for 68th place (1 over par 73 strokes).