Kim Dong-min and Kim Min-jun, leading the Golf Zone Open 3R… Amateur Cho Woo-young, etc. Pursuit
Kim Dong-min and Kim Min-jun took the lead in the 3rd round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Golf Zone Open (total prize money of 700 million won).
Kim Dong-min and Kim Min-joon put their names together at the top of the leaderboard by hitting 4 under par 212 until the 3rd round of the tournament held at Jeju Golf Zone County Ora (par 72, 7,195 yards) on the 22nd.
The tournament opened on the 20th and played the first round, and on the 21st, the start was delayed due to fog, so some players could not finish the second round due to sunset, so the remainder of the second round was played on the morning of that day. After that, the third round was held from 9:50 am.
At the end of the second round, Bae Yong-joon, Park Eun-shin, Lee Jae-won, and amateur national representative Jang Yu-bin were tied for the lead with an interim total of 7 under par, 137 strokes, and Kim Dong-min, who was tied for 13th place by 4 strokes, reduced one stroke to rise to the joint lead.
Kim Min-joon was tied for 5th place with 6 under par until the 2nd round, but in the 3rd round he lost two strokes, but his ranking rose.
All of them are aiming for their first Korean Tour victory.
Kim Dong-min has been a member of the national team since 2017, and is a player who won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Jakarta. On the Korean Tour, the runner-up at the Golfzon-Toray Open in November last year is the best result.
In the third round, when the players had difficulty reducing the number of strokes amid the strong wind that lasted all day, Kim Dong-min was one of the six players who scored even par or under par.
He recorded a double bogey in hole 15 (par 5), but reduced the number of strokes by tying 5 birdies and 2 bogeys.
Kim Dong-min said, “I was embarrassed because the wind was blowing too much, but I tried to concentrate on one shot. The green was too hard to play, so I carefully selected the club.” revealed
“I gained confidence from last year’s runner-up at the Golfzon-Toray Open. I tried to improve my shot accuracy in the winter field training, and my efforts are continuing,” he said. “Tomorrow, a stable shot will determine the outcome. “he emphasized.
Kim Min-joon, who debuted on the Korean Tour in 2011, is also the runner-up so far. In May of last year, he dreamed of his first win by advancing to the finals at Descente Korea Munsingware Match Play, but was unable to achieve it after being pushed back by Park Eun-shin in overtime.
Kim Min-joon took the lead alone after the middle of the 3rd round, but allowed a joint lead with consecutive bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes.
He said, “Even though it was more windy than yesterday, we continued to play well, and the last two holes were disappointing. Other than that, I liked it.” I will pay attention and prepare for tomorrow in the same way.”
Amateur national team member Cho Woo-young, who is scheduled to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled for this fall, closely followed the leader with a one-stroke third place (3 under par, 213 strokes), followed by Han Seung-soo (USA) in fourth place (2 under par, 214 strokes). 안전놀이터
Choi Ho-seong and Kim Min-kyu are tied for 5th place (1 under par 215 strokes).
Amateur Jang Yoo-bin, who is scheduled to participate in the Asian Games with Cho Woo-young, tied for 10th place with Bae Yong-joon and Park Eun-shin (even par 216 strokes), and Ahn Seong-hyun, a junior high school student born in 2009, tied for 16th place (1 over par 217 strokes) with Kang Gyeong-nam and others.
Lee Seung-min, a golfer with developmental disabilities who won the U.S. Open for the Disabled last year, passed the cut with an even par of 144 and a tie for 34th until the second round, and then tied for 71st (10 over par, 226) until the third round. Lee Seung-min succeeded in passing the cut for the 3rd time in his career at the Korean Tour event and the 4th cut in overseas tournaments.
Go Gun-taek, who won his first win on the tour at the DB Insurance Promi Open last week, before the season opener, lost five strokes in the second round and tied for 77th with a total of 3-over-par 147 strokes over two days.