Even large amateurs and rookies… KPGA ‘New Face’ sensation

The Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour in the 2023 season is heating up with a ‘new face’ blast.

For four days from the 20th, the second tournament of the season and a new tournament, the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open (total prize money of 700 million won) will be held at Golf Zone County Ora (par 72, 7195 field) in Jeju.

The second round on the 21st was delayed due to fog and some players could not finish the game, and amateur Jang Yu-bin recorded 7 under par 137 strokes and drew attention as he tied for the lead. Rookie Lee Jae-won, Park Eun-shin, who took the lead in the first round먹튀검증, and Bae Yong-joon, the rookie of the year, formed the joint lead group.

Jang Yu-bin, who is participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games as a national representative, entered this tournament as a recommended player. Jang Yu-bin also won the opening game of the KPGA Srixon Tour in the 2023 season held last month. Jang Yu-bin said, “I’m used to playing at Golfzon County Ora as an amateur, but the course setting is different. It’s much more difficult to set the course, so I’m more nervous.” “He expressed his ambition.

Lee Jae-won, who was co-leader, is also a new face. After serving in the national reserve army, he played on tours in China and Asia before debuting as a rookie on the Korean tour this year. Lee Jae-won is a founding member of the BC Card Men’s Golf Team, which was launched this year, and his performance this season is noteworthy. Lee Jae-won said, “Since I’m debuting as a rookie this season, I’m both nervous and excited. I want to win the ‘Castelbajac Rookie Award’, which can only be received once in a lifetime.”

Amateur Cho Woo-young, who had attracted attention with Jang Yu-bin even before the tournament, also showed off his terrifying skills. She finished the second round in a tie for fifth place, with an interim total of 6 under par of 138, one stroke behind the group leading the group. Cho Woo-young, a national representative for the Hangzhou Asian Games, also tasted victory in the second Srixon Tour this season. He is a promising prospect in the limelight, such as joining the Woori Financial Group golf team this year.

All players wearing Woori Financial Group hats, including Cho Woo-young, succeeded in passing the cut. Cho Min-kyu tied for 9th with a 4-under par, and Yun Seong-ho, who left one hole in the second round, tied for 14th with a 3-under par.

Go Gun-taek, who challenged for two consecutive victories, was sluggish with a tie for 78th place with an interim total of 3 over par.

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