Amateur Jang Yubin, who will compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games next month, has won a Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour event.
Jang was tied with Jeon Gar-ram at 20-under 280 after the final four rounds of the Gunsan CC Open at Gunsan CC Tournament Course (par-72, 7,441 yards) in Jeonbuk, South Jeolla Province, on Sunday before winning in a playoff.
It was the second victory for an amateur on the Korean Tour this season and the 11th of his career after Cho Woo-young won the Golf Zone Open in April.
The Gunsan CC Open was the first amateur title in 10 years since Lee Soo-min in 2013.
Jang Yubin, who has been a strong amateur performer, won the Korea Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship in April and was selected to compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Korea will be represented in men’s golf at the Asian Games by two professionals and two amateurs.
Lim Sung-jae and Kim Siwoo, who play on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, were selected based on their world rankings, while Jang Yubin and Cho Woo-young were selected through a tournament.
Jang, who plans to turn pro after the Asian Games and enter the Korean Tour, has made a name for himself this year with two wins on the KPGA’s second-tier Srixon Tour and a victory on the Korean Tour.
In second place, four strokes behind leader Jeon Garam through three rounds, Jang carded an eagle, nine birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to shave seven strokes off his score on the day.
Jang struggled early on and was seven strokes behind Jeon at one point, but he put on a “birdie show” on the seventh through 12th holes to pull within one stroke of Jeon, who missed a short par putt on the 13th (par-3) for bogey.
Jang Yubin bogeyed the 14th (par-4) to fall back to three strokes behind Jeon, who birdied, but then pulled off an unbelievable comeback.
After birdieing the 15th (par-4), Jang’s third shot from around the green at the 16th (par-5) went in for an eagle and a share of the lead.
At the 18th (par-4), Jang was in trouble after missing the green and his third shot fell well short of the hole, but he sank a par putt from about 6.5 meters to force a playoff with Jeon, who also made par.
In the first overtime on the 18th hole, Jang’s second shot was well off the green and she made bogey, but Jeon missed a 1.8-meter bogey putt.
“I’m happy to win an unexpected match. “I think I can do it, and with this win, I hope to have a good performance at the Asian Games,” he said.
Jeon, who missed out on his first title in more than four years after winning the Huon’s Elavier Celebrity Pro-Am in May 2019, had to settle for taking home the first-place prize of 100 million won as an amateur.
Jeon finished third (14-under-par 274), while Kang Kyung-nam, Ham Jung-woo, Park Eun-shin, Cho Min-kyu, Ok Tae-hoon and Han Seung-soo (USA) tied for fourth (13-under-par 275).
Lee Jun-seok (AUS), Lee Chang-ki (NZL) and Hwang In-chun are tied for 10th (12-under par 276).
Ko Gun-taek, the winner of the Honors K-Solago CC Hanjangsang Invitational and the only “multiple winner” on the Korean Tour this season, finished tied for 42nd (5-under 283) and Cho Woo-young finished tied for 49th (2-under 286). 카지노사이트