‘SK Telecom Open Champion’ Baek Seok-hyun is on a two-game winning streak.
Seok-hyun Baek will attempt to win the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’s KB Financial Live Championship (total prize money of 700 million won), which begins on Sept. 25 at Blackstone Golf Course (par 72 and 7260 yards) in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province. A field of 144 golfers, including past champions such as 2018 champion Meng Dong-seop and 2021 winner Moon Moon-jun, will compete over four days of 72 holes of stroke play to determine the winner. The top prize is 140 million won.
Baek Seok-hyun won the SK Telecom Open last week in a wire-to-wire victory. It was his first win in 49 tournaments on the Korean Tour. Including non-member status, it was his 56th victory on the Korean Tour. It took him 10 years to break out of obscurity after debuting on the Korean Tour in 2014. “I feel more relaxed now that I’ve secured the fourth seed,” said Baek Seok-hyun, adding, “I’ll be a player who wins two or three matches instead of just one.”
Yang Ji-ho recalled the thrilling memories of last year’s ‘132 and 133’. He shot 6-under par on the final day to complete a two-stroke victory. It was his first victory in 15 years, since debuting on the regular tour in 2008. This year, he has played six tournaments and has yet to break into the top 10. His best finish was a tie for 30th at the Golf Zone Open last month.메이저놀이터
GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open winner Chung Chan-min is looking for his second win of the season. Changing the tone of the SK Telecom Open ‘cut’ will be key. Last year’s runner-up, Park Sung-kook, will be looking for a clean sweep. Kim Bi-Oh, Choi Jin-ho, and Ham Jeong-woo are looking for their first win of the year. Lee Jae-kyung, Kim Min-kyu, Lee Tae-hee and Lee Tae-hoon (Canada), Lee Soo-min, Seo Yoseop, Choi Ho-seong and Lee Won-jun (Australia) are also in the hunt. ‘Developmentally disabled golfer’ Lee Seung-min is on the list of recommended players.