Rookie Maeng Seung-jae, SK Telecom Open hole-in-one in bad weather

Maeng Seung-jae (29), a Korean-American rookie, made a hole-in-one in bad weather on the first day of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won).

Maeng Seung-jae grabbed his first ace in his professional debut on the par 3 17th hole at a distance of 214 yards in this tournament held at the East-West course (par 71, 7326 yards) of Pinx Golf Club in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 18th, and won a BMW IX3 car worth 77.4 million won due to injury. was received It was the first hole-in-one of his official tournament and the 4th hole-in-one of the KPGA Korean Tour this season in this tournament held in the rain.

Maeng Seung-jae, who received his first win in his debut in the 11th round of the Srixon Tour in the second division last year and tied for 18th in the Qualifying Test (QT) and received the right to participate in the tour, is playing his rookie year in the first division this year. Living in the United States until 2016, he made his professional debut in 2017 and played on the Asian Tour 2nd Tour, Thailand Tour, Philippines Tour, and PGA Tour China. He missed the cut in all three tournaments before this tournament.

This tournament, which started in 1997 and celebrated its 26th this year, is a major-level tournament that gives the winner a 4-year tour seed (2024-2027) and 1,200 Genesis points. Pinx, the site of the competition, has been suspended since it was held from 2011 to 2013, but is being held for the 6th time from 2021 to this year.

As it is a course that the European Tour has also taken, it is famous as a challenging course that is not easy. The course record was set by Kim Chang-yoon with a 10-under par 62 in the second round of the 2013 tournament.

This year’s tournament will feature cutting-edge broadcasting of JTBC Golf along with various attractions, such as SK Telecom, the organizer, implementing ‘AI Choi Kyung-ju’ using AI media technology. ‘Defending champion’ Kim Bio (33), who won both times held on this course, is challenging for a second consecutive victory.메이저사이트

On the first day, the game started at 10:50 am, delayed three times (240 minutes) due to rain from the morning. Also, on the first day, the preferred lie rule was applied. Seventy-one men had finished the game when the game was stopped at 7:18 p.m. by sunset.

As of 8:10 am, Lee Jae-kyung and Baek Seok-hyun are tied for the lead by reducing 6 strokes each.

JTBC Golf is broadcasting the second part of the first round from 7:50, and the second round will be broadcast live from 11:00.

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