Developmentally disabled professional golfer Seung Min Lee fell short in his bid for a second consecutive US Adaptive Open title.
Lee shot a 2-over-par 74 in the final round of the tournament at the par-72 Pinehurst Resort Course in North Carolina on Wednesday (KST).
With a three-round total of 1-under par 215, Lee finished the tournament in a tie for second place, one stroke behind Kip Poppert.토토사이트
The tournament features a field of 96 golfers with various disabilities who compete in a three-round stroke play event. Last year, Lee was the inaugural champion.
At this year’s tournament, he was in second place on day one and third on day two, keeping his chances of a second straight title alive. However, he missed a 2-meter par putt on the 18th hole of the final round to extend the tournament.
Since turning professional on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Tour in 2017, Lee has made the cut four times in Korean Tour events. Lee will also compete in the SKT Adaptive Open in South Korea next month.
Poppert, who has cerebral palsy, finished with a final total of 2-under-par 214. Poppert won the U.S. Adaptive Open last year after winning the British Para Golf Championships and finishing runner-up at the R&A Para Open.
In the women’s competition, Lien Jackson won with a 9-over-par 225. On the day, Kelsey Cork, a leg amputee, received a beautiful proposal from her boyfriend, Josh White, who was caddying for her on the back nine.