Jeong Chan-min leads the GS Caltex Maekyung Open by 2 strokes…Bio Kim
‘Korean Hulk’ Jeong Chan-min reduced 3 strokes on the second day of Korea’s first men’s golf major GS Caltex Maekyung Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) to keep the lead by two strokes.
In the second round of the tournament held at Namseoul Country Club (par 71, 7062 yards) in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do in the rain on the 5th, Jung Chan-min wrote down 6 birdies, one bogey and one double bogey, and hit 3 under par 68, recording an interim total of 11 under par 131. did.
On the first day, Jung Chan-min, who started as the sole lead by reducing 8 strokes, did not care about the birdie hunt, although the rain became stronger in the afternoon. Jung Chan-min, who started with a double bogey as his tee shot on the first hole turned wide to the left, added birdies to holes 7 through 9 in the first half, followed by holes 12, 14, and 18 in the second half.
Lee Jung-hwan reduced 6 strokes only on the out course and added 2 bogeys and 1 birdie in the second half, hitting a 5-under-par 66 to rise to 2nd place (9-under par).
Defending champion Bio Kim reduced 3 strokes to get an interim total of 7 under par, 135 strokes. On this day, he reduced 7 strokes to 7 strokes on the day. tied for third place.
After the game, Bio Kim said, “I played in the morning and it was good because of the weather, but in the second half I lost the number of strokes due to rain and wind.” In Namseoul CC, the fast green called glass bead green was the point of victory. However, on this day, the preferred lie was applied due to rain, making it somewhat easier to attack the green.크크크벳
Hwang In-chun, the winner of this event in 2008, scored 2 under par to tie for 6th place with Park Eun-shin, Jeong Han-mil, and Ariul Wana Sharonchai (Thailand), who had the best score as a foreigner. Lee Jae-kyung cut 5 strokes and tied for 12th place (4 under par) with Kim Han-byeol and Ham Ham-woo.
Lee Jae-kyung [Photo = GS Caltex Maekyung Open Organizing Committee]
Seo Yo-seop tied with Kang Gyeong-nam and Yang Ji-ho for 24th place (3 under par), and Park Sang-hyun, who is trying to win 3 times in the tournament, lost one stroke and tied with Choi Jin-ho and Moon Gyeong-jun for 30th place (2 under par).
National amateur Cho Woo-young, who recently won a professional tournament, hit 1 under par and finished in a tie for 41st place (1 under par) with national representative Ahn Seong-hyun. Out of 141 players, as a result of the two-day game, even 73 players who hit even par passed the cut.
The tournament, co-hosted by the Korea Golf Association (KGA) and the Asian Tour, will be broadcast live through JTBC Golf.