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.” .
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 카지노사이트(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).