Jeong Chan-min (24), who became the long hit king in the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour last year, is close to winning his first championship in his life.
In the second round of the GS Caltex Maekyung Open held at Namseoul Golf Course in Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province on the 5th, Jeong Chan-min reduced 3 strokes to maintain a solo lead with a total of 11 under par and 131 strokes for two days. Following the 8-under-par hit the previous day, this day, too, in bad weather, he mixed 6 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey to keep his place.
Jung Chan-min, a giant with a height of 188 cm and a weight of 115 kg, recorded an average drive shot distance of 317.1 yards last year and took first place in the category. He became the king of long strokes on the professional stage, which he first stepped on as a rookie, and heralded the birth of a surprise star. He has not yet won a championship, but he came close to the top by leading alone for two days at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, which boasts history and tradition.
The start of the day was not good. In hole 1 (par 4), a double bogey came out due to a miss tee shot. He made up for this with a birdie on the par-5 4th hole, but was shaken by recording a bogey on the 6th hole (par 3). However, there was no unnecessity in the play after that. He reduced one stroke each in holes 7 (par 4) and holes 9 (par 5), and also added 3 birdies on the back nine to maintain the sole lead.
Lee Jeong-hwan reduced 5 strokes that day to rise to 2nd place at 9 under par. Amateur Jang Yu-bin tied for 3rd place at 7-under par with Jung Tae-yang and Kim Bio with a daily best 7-under par. Kim Bio, the champion in 2012 and last year, is aiming for a second consecutive championship. No player has yet achieved three championships in his career.크크크벳
Meanwhile, in the first round of the KLPGA Tour Kyochon 1991 Ladies Open held at Asiad Golf Course in Busan on the same day, Kim Woo-jung took the lead with a 4 under par 68 strokes. I caught 4 birdies without bogey. Also, Dabin Huh, Jeongbi Hwang, Bogyeom Park tied for 2nd place at 3 under par, and Minju Kim, Jungmin Hong, Seonju Ahn, Jihyun Lee 2nd, Doeun Park, and Nakyung Lee tied for 5th place at 2 under par. On this day, the start was delayed due to strong rain from dawn, and in the end, half of the 130 players, 65, could not finish the first round.