‘Veteran’ Park Sang-hyun took a one-shot lead after the first round of the Baeksong Holdings-Asiad CC Busan Open (total prize money: 1 billion won), his 200th start on the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour.
Park carded one eagle and eight birdies without a bogey in the first round at the par-71 Asiad Country Club in Gijang-gun, Busan, on Saturday.
His first round total of 10-under-par 61 puts him atop the leaderboard by two strokes over second-place Ham Jung-woo.
Park, who made his Korean Tour debut in 2005, won the Genesis Championship two weeks ago, giving him 12 victories and more than $5 billion in career earnings.
“I came to this tournament right after winning the Genesis Championship, so I trusted my instincts and it paid off,” said Park, who had a chance to win back-to-back tournaments on the Korean Tour.
He continued, “I’m aiming for the Genesis. To maintain my current shot feeling for the rest of the tournament, physical fitness is the most important thing.” “I think I can play like I did today for the next three days. If I don’t lose my current rhythm, I will have a good result,” he said with confidence.
Park is currently fourth in the Genesis standings (4138.69 points). If he manages to hold on to the lead until the final day, he will receive 1,000 points and potentially clinch the top spot.카지노사이트
Kim Chan-woo, who won her first career title at the Bizplay Electronic Newspaper Open in August, is tied for third place with Lee Sang-hee and Kim Min-ju at 7-under 64.
The tournament offered 200 million won in prize money. However, the organizers paid out 200 million won in cash for the winner’s injury, so he actually won 400 million won.