Choi Jin-ho, Woori Financial Championship 2R 2 stroke lead… Lim Seong-jae tied for 8th place
Choi Jin-ho took the lead in the second round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won).
Choi Jin-ho recorded 5 birdies in the 2nd round on the 2nd day of the tournament held at the Ferrum Club (par 72, 7,232 yards) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do on the 12th, and became the sole first place with a median total of 9 under par and 135 strokes.
Choi Jin-ho, who took the lead by 2 strokes in the 2nd round from a tie for 2nd place the previous day, is looking forward to winning 9 tours in 8 months since the opening of the Bizplay electronic newspaper in September 2022.
Choi Jin-ho, who won the Genesis Grand Prize for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, said, “The pin position was difficult, but the iron shot was stable.” I’ll see,” he said.
Kim Jin-seong and Yoon Sang-pil are chasing Choi Jin-ho in a tie for second place with 7 under par and 137 strokes. Kim Jin-seong and Yoon Sang-pil are players who have not yet won a regular tour championship.
Korean players such as Lee Jun-seok (Australia), Kevin Jeon (New Zealand), Han Seung-soo (USA), and Lee Jae-kyung tied for fourth place with a 5-under 139 strokes.
Lim Seong-jae, who came to the KPGA Korean Tour tournament after 3 years and 7 months, cut 3 strokes and recorded 140 strokes at 4 under par that day, tying for 8th place with Seo Yo-seop around the turning point of the tournament.
After winning the Genesis Championship in October 2019, Lim Seong-jae, who came to the domestic competition after 3 years and 7 months, started the weekend championship competition by raising the ranking from a tie for 24th the day before to the top 10.
Lim Seong-jae achieved a come-from-behind victory at the Genesis Championship in October 2019 in a tie for 5th place, 7 strokes behind the lead until the 3rd round.메이저놀이터
Im Seong-jae said, “I will play tomorrow so that the gap between the leader and the number of strokes does not widen,” and “The support of the fans is a great strength and I feel good.”
Kang Kyung-nam and Ham Ham-woo are tied for 10th with a score of 3 under par and 141 strokes.
Jang Hee-min, who won the tournament last year, scored 142 strokes at 2 under par and is tied for 16th with amateur Jang Yu-bin.
Last week’s GS Caltex Maekyung Open champion, ‘long hitter’ Jeong Chan-min, lost two strokes on the day and recorded a 1-over par of 145 strokes, advancing to the third round with a tie for 44th place.
Even players who hit 2-over par advanced to the third round.
Lee Seung-min, a player with a developmental disability, performed well with a 2-over par the day before, but lost 9 strokes that day and missed the cut with an 11-over par.