Kim Young-soo, Japan DP World Tour 1R ‘no-bogey’ lead… “Thanks to putting”
Kim Young-soo (34) laid the foundation for victory at the DP World Tour held in Japan.
In the first round of the DP World Tour ISPS Handa Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held at the PGM Ishioka Golf Club (par 70) in Omitama, Japan on the 20th, Kim Young-soo eliminated 7 birdies without bogey.
Kim Young-soo, who recorded a 7-under-par 63, tied for the lead with Andy Sullivan (England). It is one stroke away from the group tied for third place, such as Aaron Cockerill (Canada). I took the chance to get my first win on the DP World Tour.
Kim Young-soo won the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship and the LG Signature Players Championship last year, winning both the grand prize and prize money. During his amateur days, he announced the return of golf geniuses who swept all amateur competitions organized by the Korea Golf Association (KGA), such as Songam Bae, Ikseong Bae, and Heo Jeonggu Bae.
Kim Young-soo, who received the 1-year seed for the DP World Tour due to an injury that won the Korean Tour Grand Prize, participated in both the Asian Tour and the DP World Tour from the beginning of this year. He participated in the Asian Tour International Series Vietnam, which ended on the 16th, and was eliminated from the cut, but in this tournament, he played ‘no-bogey’ from the first round. 안전놀이터
Kim Young-soo, who caught the first birdie on the 4th hole (par 3) in the first half, added a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4) following the 9th hole (par 4). Riding the momentum, he caught three consecutive birdies from holes 12 to 14 in the second half, and added a birdie at hole 16 (par 5).
Kim Young-soo said, “I feel good because I didn’t look at anything. In the beginning, my shot wasn’t good. But I think my putting went well and helped my score today. I hope tomorrow goes well. I played well today, so I can play with less stress.” I guess I can,” he said.
Kim Yeong-soo and Korean player Baek Woo-hyeon (32), who participated in this tournament, tied for 69th with a 1-under 69, and Park Sang-hyun (40) tied for 82nd with an even par. Wang Jeong-hoon (28) tied for 100th with a 1-over par, and Lee Sang-hee (31) tied for 125th with a 3-over par.
The DP World Tour ISPS Handa Championship is scheduled to be recorded and broadcast on the 21st at 4pm at SPOTV Golf & Health. You can also watch it on the OTT service SPOTV NOW.