Seo Yo-seop (27, DB Insurance) showed off his mighty firepower and took the opportunity to win 6 times in the season opener.
Seo Yo-seop shot a 5 under par 67 in the second round the second day after the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won), the first event of the season on the KPGA Korean Tour held at the Old Course (par 72) of Ravi Bell CC in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 14th.
Seo Yo-seop, who recorded an intermediate total of 10 under par 134 strokes, took a joint lead with Jeon Seong-hyun (30, Webcash Group), who challenged for the first win in his life. It is tied for the lead two days in a row following the previous day.
Prior to this tournament, Seo Yo-seop has participated in four tournaments on the Asian Professional Golf Tour and has improved his shot feel to some extent. Following 7 birdies in the first round the previous day, he caught 6 birdies this day and swept 13 birdies in two days.
Seo Yoseob won two wins last year and was on the verge of winning the Genesis Grand Prize, but finished the season in second place behind Kim Young-soo (34), who won the Genesis Championship, which was the last tournament of the season. So this year, in order not to go through that pain, I am aiming for at least 3 wins in the season.
Seo Yo-seop said, “The iron shot went really well. If he had followed the putt a bit more, he could have hit 10 under par.” But I will never be excited.”
He continued, “From tomorrow, the pin position will be difficult. “I will not play aggressively,” he said. “In this course, we need to increase the green hit rate. It is not easy to keep the number of strokes if you miss the green.”
Jeon Seong-hyun, who has been on the tour for 8 years but has yet to establish a relationship with a championship, tied for the lead with a 6 under par 66 strokes. He boasted a perfect shot feeling except for losing two strokes because his second shot flew to the OB area in hole 13 (par 4).
Jeon Seong-hyun, whose second place was the best in his life at the Biz Play Electronic Newspaper Open last year, said, “I got married in December of last year. As the head of household, I don’t want to miss the chance to win this time,” he said, showing his determination to win. 메이저사이트
Last year’s rookie of the year Bae Yong-joon (23, CJ Onstyle) cut 4 strokes to place in 3rd place (intermediate total 9 under par 135 strokes), 1 stroke behind Seo Yo-seop and Jeon Seong-hyun. In addition, “defending champion” Park Sang-hyun (40, Dong-A Pharmaceutical), who defended his title for the first time in his career and the first two consecutive wins in the tournament history, reduced 6 strokes that day to raise the rankings to a tie for 4th place (interim total 8 under par 136 strokes).
Park Sang-hyun said, “I was in better condition than in the first round. The shot is fine, but I think the putt needs a bit more improvement.” “The short game is an important course. I will create chances with clever play using the slope of the green,” he revealed his winning strategy.
Kim Seung-hyeok (37, Geumgang House), who won the prize money in 2017 with 4 wins in his career, also tied for 4th place with Park Sang-hyun. Jang Hee-min (21, DB Insurance) and Ko Gun-taek (24, Daebo Construction) reduced two strokes each to round the halfway point with a tie for 6th place (interim total 7 under par 137 strokes).
The standard number of strokes for the cut in this tournament was 1 over par 145, and a total of 70 players passed the cut. Amateur Ahn Seong-hyeon (14), who challenged to pass the cut as the youngest player, hit 1 over par the day before and was unable to play on the weekend with a difference of 1 stroke.