Lee Jae-kyung, 6 under par through the 10th hole despite strong winds.. Choi Kyung-ju scored 2 under par in 11 holes

May 18, 2023 0 Comments

 Lee Jae-gyeong (25) scored 6 strokes in 10 holes on the first day of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), which started 4 hours late due to rain and strong winds. Reduced.

In the first round of the tournament held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo City, Jeju on the 18th, Lee Jae-kyung played 10 holes and scored 6 under par with 1 eagle and 4 birdies. After 7:00 p.m., the first round was postponed due to sunset, so the remaining 7 holes will resume on the morning of the 19th.

The match was scheduled to start at 6:50 am, but it was postponed three times due to heavy rain and strong winds following fog, and it was not until 10:50 am that the first round started.

In the afternoon, the amount of rain decreased, but as the strong wind continued, the players who started the game could not easily reduce the number of strokes. However, Lee Jae-kyung, who started the game at 4:24 pm, started birdie hunting from the 2nd hole and quickly rose to the top of the leaderboard.

Following the birdie on the 2nd hole (par 3), Lee Jae-kyung, who reduced one more stroke on the 3rd hole (par 4), caught an eagle on the 4th hole (par 4) and reduced two strokes at once. Lee Jae-kyung, who sent her tee shot 288 yards, did not miss the eagle putt after putting the ball into the hole 2.7m with her second shot. Then, a birdie was added on the 6th hole (par 4), and after reducing one more stroke on the 10th hole (par 4), the game was finished.

Lee Jae-kyung, who won his first professional win at the Woosung Construction Aramir CC Busan-Gyeongnam Open in 2019, achieved two wins at the Genesis Championship in 2021. He did not add a win last year, but this year, he is on the rise, ranking in the top 10 for two consecutive weeks with a tie for 7th in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open and a tie for 7th in the Woori Financial Championship.

Ham Jeong-woo, who won this tournament in 2019, chased Lee Jae-kyung by reducing 5 strokes to the first 12 holes, and Choi Gyeong-ju, who is trying to win the tournament for the 4th time, finished the game after reducing 2 strokes to the 11th hole.

Choi Kyung-joo, who played against ‘strong long hitter’ Jeong Chan-min and defending champion Kim Bio, changed his putter and putter grip prior to this tournament. The putter was changed to an Odyssey two-ball putt with a large head, and the grip was changed to a method of gripping the putt grip with the palm of the right hand spread out.

Whether the new putter and the new putter grip worked, there were no mistakes on the green that day.

Choi Kyung-ju won this competition three times in 2003, 2005 and 2008.체스카지노

Among the players who finished the first round, Kim Woo-hyun submitted the best report card with a 4 under par 67 strokes.

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