An amateur winner came out in 10 years at the Korea Professional Golf KPGA Korean Tour.
The main character is Jo Woo-young, 22, who will participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games this fall.
Jo Woo-young tied 1 eagle, 4 birdies and 1 bogey on the final day of the 4th round of the ‘Golf Zone Open in Jeju’ (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Ora, Jeju Golf Zone County and hit 5 under par 67.
Cho Woo-young, who scored a total of 8 under par 280 strokes, beat second place Kim Dong-min (4 under par 284 strokes) by 4 strokes to reach the top.메이저놀이터
It is the 10th time in about 10 years and the 10th time that an amateur player has won the Korean Tour event since Lee Chang-woo of the Dongbu Fire Promy Open in September 2013.
Jo Woo-young, who is currently attending Korea National Sport University and sponsored by Woori Financial Group, was selected as a representative of the Hangzhou Asian Games last year.
As the Asian Games were postponed for a year in the aftermath of Corona 19, he also delayed turning pro to participate, but he showed off his presence by winning the Srixon Tour, the second part of the KPGA tour last month, and even the first part of the tour.
As the amateur player won, the prize money of 140 million won in this tournament was taken by Kim Dong-min, who finished second by 4 strokes.
Cho Woo-young started the final round in 3rd place, one stroke behind Kim Min-joon and Kim Dong-min, who were co-leaders until the 3rd round.
While Kim Min-joon swayed from the beginning in the wind of Jeju and moved away from the championship race, Jo Woo-young caught two birdies to the 4th hole, overtaking Kim Dong-min, who had lost one stroke, by two strokes and took the lead alone.
Then, in the 6th hole (par 5), I put the 2nd shot close to the hole, grabbed the eagle lightly, and ran to the lead by 3 strokes.
Jo Woo-young, who also reduced one more stroke in the 10th hole (par 4), took a lead by 5 strokes at one time and solidified his victory early as Kim Dong-min and other pursuers lost at-bats.
Kim Dong-min, who finished second alone, failed to win his first Korean Tour victory, but enjoyed the good fortune of winning the prize money for the first time.
Kang Gyeong-nam and Kim Min-gyu (3 under par, 285 strokes) tied for third place, and like Wooyoung Cho, Jang Yu-bin, the representative of the Hangzhou Asian Games, joined Park Eun-shin and Choi Seung-bin in fifth place (2 under par, 286 strokes), adding to the amateur flurry.
Ahn Seong-hyun, a 14-year-old amateur middle school student born in 2009, tied for 35th (6 over par, 294 strokes), and last year’s disabled US Open winner Lee Seung-min, who succeeded in passing the 3rd Korean Tour (4th including overseas) cut, tied for 68th (14 over par, 302 strokes). The contest is over.
The KPGA Korean Tour continues its 3rd tournament schedule with the Korea Championship to be held next week at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon.
The Korea Championship is a tournament co-hosted by the Korean Tour and the DP World Tour (former European Tour).