Choi Ho-seong (49) of the “Fisherman Swing” tied for the lead in the third round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won). .
Choi Ho-seong shot a 4 under par 67 in the third round of the tournament held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island on the 20th.
Choi Ho-seong, who recorded a total of 11 under par and 202 strokes in the third round, will enter the final round as a joint leader with Baek Seok-hyun.
Choi Ho-seong, a ‘self-taught golfer’, has the nickname ‘fisherman swing’ thanks to his unique swing posture that resembles grabbing a fishing rod.
Choi Ho-seong, who will be 50 years old in September and qualify for the senior tour, will win the KPGA Korean Tour for the first time in 12 years since winning the Lake Hills Open in 2011.
Choi Ho-seong won two KPGA Korean Tour championships, including the 2008 Hana Tour Championship and the Lake Hills Open.
Choi Ho-seong, who won three times on the Japanese Professional Golf Tour, was the last to win the 2019 Heiwa PGM Championship, so it is a challenge to win the championship in four years throughout Korea and Japan.
On this day, Choi Ho-seong missed the green 5 times, but when he hit the green in the regular number of strokes, the number of putts was only 1.62. The birdie opportunity was saved, and most of the bogey crises were blocked. He made five birdies and only made one bogey.
Choi Ho-seong said, “I’m satisfied with competing for the championship in the final round,” but showed a strong desire to win, saying, “I want to play the final round like today.”
Choi Ho-seong, who played 27 holes including the remainder of the first round the day before, said, “My feet are a bit heavy and throbbing. I’m glad the weather for the final round is clear, though.”
Choi Ho-seong said, “It feels good to be on this stage with young players. I’m old, but as the saying goes, ‘I go against time’, I always want to overcome my limits.”
Baek Seok-hyun, who took the lead in the first and second rounds, lost one stroke that day, but kept the lead for all three days and kept the opportunity to win the first KPGA Korean Tour in his life with a wire-to-wire victory.
Baek Seok-hyun, who had 2 birdies and 3 bogeys, confessed, “It was a long day where the game didn’t go well. I think I was very nervous. I felt the pressure and the putt didn’t go as I wanted.”
Baek Seok-hyun, who got married last December, said, “This tournament was the first time I’ve been caught on TV since I got married. My wife is watching the game with her mother-in-law at home, and I’m happy to show that I’m this kind of person.” I will solve the game following the strategy method and will not miss the opportunity when it comes.”토토사이트
Lee Tae-hoon (Canada) caught up with 3rd place by one stroke (10 under par, 203 strokes), and Lee Tae-hee, Lee Jae-kyung, Kim Sung-yong, Kim Woo-hyeon, and Park Gyeong-nam tied for 4th place with 9 under par and 204 strokes.
Choi Kyung-ju, who made the 20th cut of the tournament the previous day, hit a 4-under-par 67 and moved up to a tie for 15th place (5-under 208).
Choi Kyung-joo, who caught only four birdies, said, “I’m a little disappointed with the putt, but I’m happy that the second and third rounds were bogey-free.”
Defending champion Kim Bio reduced 5 strokes to move up to 15th place tied with Choi Kyung-ju. [Yonhap News = Comprehensive]