Baek Seok-hyeon (32), who went through Thailand, Japan, and the Asian Tour, won the first championship in his life at the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), a ‘major level’ tournament of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour.
In the final round of the tournament held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island on the 21st, Seok-Hyun Baek shot 2 under par 69 and came out on top with a total of 13 under par 271 in the 4th round.
Baek Seok-hyun, who defeated Lee Tae-hoon (Canada) by one stroke, won his first victory in the KPGA Korean Tour 56th tournament.
Baek Seok-hyun, who moved to Thailand when he was in middle school and spent his junior years in Thailand, started as a professional player in Thailand and played mainly on the Asian Professional Golf Tour and the Japanese Tour.
When the Asian Professional Golf Tour was suspended due to the global spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), he went on to the KPGA Korean Tour after going through a qualifying school in 2020, and did not show much activity until last year.
The story of his weight loss from 140 kg to 80 kg has become a hot topic, but he has never received attention sexually.
No one predicted Seok-Hyun Baek’s victory this year as he missed the cut twice in 4 tournaments prior to this tournament, and the highest ranking was a tie for 45th in the Golfzon Open.
However, Seok-hyun Baek took the lead by hitting 9 under par 62 in the first round, which was played over two days due to bad weather.
The winning prize of 260 million won Baek Seok-hyun received is more than the total prize money of 230.51 million won earned in 48 competitions before this tournament.
Baek Seok-hyun secured a KPGA Korean Tour seed by 2027 and continued a stable professional career.
In particular, Baek Seok-hyun drew attention from this tournament by picking out a bunch of birdies in a different way of putting after looking at the hole rather than the ball at a distance of 4m.
Baek Seok-hyun, who entered the final round as a joint leader with Choi Ho-seong, overcame the bogey crisis in holes 2 (par 3) and 3 (par 4), and then put an 8m eagle putt in hole 4 (par 5) to lead alone. .
Baek Seok-hyun, who added a 2m birdie to the 5th hole (par 3), dropped his second shot to the 1.5m side of the hole at the 10th hole (507 yards), which changed the par 5 hole to a par 4 hole, and ran away to the lead by 3 strokes.
However, his first win was not easy.
In the 14th hole (par 3), Lee Tae-hoon put a 2.5m birdie putt, and Baek Seok-hyun, who missed the green, missed a 2m par putt, narrowing the gap to one stroke in an instant.
The game leaned against Baek Seok-hyun in the 16th hole (par 5). Lee Tae-hoon’s second shot aimed at the green was short, so it fell in the penalty area, and Baek Seok-hyun regained two strokes because he could not put a 2m par putt.
Baek Seok-hyeon lost one stroke on the 17th hole (par 3), but Lee Tae-hun also hit the 18th hole (par 4) with a two-stroke lead thanks to a bogey by dropping a tee shot into a bunker.
In hole 18 (par 4), he dropped his tee shot into a pond and received a penalty, and put his third shot into a bunker, facing a crisis, but blocked it with a look at the bunker shot close to the hole.
Lee Tae-hoon, who reduced two strokes that day, missed the hole with a 7m birdie putt on the 18th hole and had to be content with second place by one shot.먹튀검증
Defending champion Bio Kim shot a 5 under par 66 to raise the rankings to a tie for third place (10 under par 274).
Amateur national team member Song Min-hyeok, who shot 3-under-par 68, and Lee Tae-hee, who reduced one stroke, also tied for third place.
Choi Ho-seong, who started as a joint leader, lost 4 strokes and was pushed back to a tie for 11th place (7 under par, 277 strokes).
Choi Gyeong-ju, who played two roles as the co-executive chairman of the tournament, finished the tournament with a tie for 19th place (5 under par, 279 strokes), posting an even par of 71 with 2 birdies and 2 bogeys.