’14 strokes from second place’
The strongest Korean men’s golf team ever assembled is on pace for a medal in the men’s team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Jang Yubin “Pro Catcher Ama” shaved four strokes off his score, while Lim Sung Jae and Kim Si Woo shaved six and four strokes, respectively, in the third round of the men’s golf competition at the Westlake International Golf Course in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday. In a tournament that combines the top three scores of the four competitors, Korea shaved another 14 strokes on the day to reach a medalist total of 58 under par, well clear of Thailand (44 under par) and Hong Kong (43 under par).
Barring a major upset, the Koreans will take home the team gold.
Leading the way for the Koreans is Jang Yubin. Jang carded two bogeys on the day but made six birdies for a 4-under 68. His total is 20-under-par 196. She is tied for third place, four strokes behind leader Tai Chi Ko (Hong Kong). Zhang Yubin (HONG KONG) has shown great sensitivity to his shots, shaving 11 strokes off his first day’s score, and is in contention for the gold medal on the final day.안전놀이터
Im Sung-jae, the highest-ranked player in the tournament, had to settle for a double bogey on the final hole. Up until the 17th hole, Lim had eight birdies and was tied for second place. However, he was unable to get over the hump on the final hole and dropped two strokes, leaving him at 19-under-par 197 and tied for fourth place. However, the possibility of an upset victory remains. She is five shots off the lead and just two shots off second-place Hong Chien-Yao (Chinese Taipei). Lim Sung-jae, who carded birdie after birdie over the three days, including rounds of 66, 65 and 66, also won on the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour with a final-day surge.
The last time Korean men’s golf won gold in both the individual and team events at an Asian Games was in Guangzhou in 2010. At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, South Korea won silver in both the individual and team events, and in 2018, Oh Seung-taek won silver in the individual event and bronze in the team event.