The fantastic bunker shot on the 18th hole changed the fate of an unknown golfer
In the final 4th round of the SK Telecom Open held at the Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 21st, Baek Seok-hyun reduced 2 strokes to 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogeys, and stood at the top with a final total of 13 under par 271 strokes. Baek Seok-hyun, who defeated Korean-Canadian Lee Tae-hoon (33) by one stroke, made his debut on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2014 and recorded his first win in his 49th appearance. The winning prize is 260 million won, which is more than the total prize money of 230.51 million won.
Baek Seok-hyun, who immigrated to Thailand with his family when he was in middle school, made his professional debut in 2008. Baek Seok-hyun, who was mainly active in Asian tours and Japanese tours, could not lift the championship trophy. He only had 5 wins in the local tour of Thailand. After completing military service in 2019, he focused on the domestic stage from 2021 due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). Baek Seok-hyun’s previous best performance on the Korean Tour was a tie for 7th at the Asiad CC Busan Open in July last year. He lost more than 60kg from 140kg through diet control and weight training for 8 months, and received attention, but was close to unknown. Baek Seok-hyun said after winning the championship, “I am so happy that I cannot express my feelings in words. I’m happy to be able to show him winning to his wife (whom he married last December) and his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law. He wants to say thank you to his wife, who will be crying while watching the TV show,” he said.
Baek Seok-hyun won the SK Telecom Open by winning the wire-to-wire championship without giving up the lead from the first round. On this day, in the 18th hole (par 4) of the final round, he dropped his tee shot into a pond and received a penalty stroke, and later hit a crisis when his shot went into the bunker. However, he blocked the bunker shot close to the hole and blocked it with a bogey, confirming the championship. Baek Seok-hyun said after the game, “The bunker shot on the 18th hole was the best shot of my life.” Baek Seok-hyun drew attention in this tournament by looking at the hole cup and not looking at the ball for putts within 4m. Baek Seok-hyun said, “I putt without looking at the ball during the practice round, but it went well and I did it at the tournament.”
Baek Seok-hyun secured a tour seed until 2027 with this win. Baek Seok-hyun said, “My goal this year was to show my wife a good figure, but I appeared on TV a lot and even won the championship.” This year, I will focus on the Korean tour and apply for the Overseas Tour Qualifying School at the end of the year.” ‘Defending champion’ Kim Bio (33) tied for 3rd place with a final total of 10 under par 274 strokes, and Choi Gyeong-ju (53 years old), who participated as a player and co-executive chairman of the tournament, tied for 19th place with a final total of 5 under par 279 strokes.메이저사이트
At the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship held at Ladena Country Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Seong Yu-jin (23) defeated Park Hyeon-gyeong (23) in the final by a difference of 4 holes to become the “Match Queen”. Seong Yu-jin added a trophy 11 months after the Lotte Open in June of last year, winning two of her tour career. The winning prize is 225 million won. On this day, Sung Yu-jin ran away with three consecutive birdies on the 2nd hole (par 5), 3rd hole (par 3), and 4th hole (par 4) by car and seized the victory early. Park Hyun-kyung has only won runner-up nine times since winning three tours at the KLPGA Championship in May 2021.