“The shot is not pushed by anyone” Seong-jae Lim and Si-woo Kim are OK, the confidence of Woo-young Jo, ‘probably the winner’ 

“So far, I am confident that I will not be pushed by anyone on the shot.”

An amateur winner was born in about 10 years at the Korean Men’s Professional Golf Association (KPGA). Jo Woo-young (22, Woori Financial Group), preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games as a national team member, was full of confidence. It may sound absurd, but Jo Woo-young proved it with results.

Jo Woo-young won the first career victory with a final total of 8 under par and 280 strokes at the 2023 KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open IN Jeju (total prize money of 700 million won) held at the East-West course (par 72, 7195 yards) at Golf Zone County Ora CC, Jeju-si, Jeju-do on the 23rd. occupied

There were outstanding candidates and had to fight against strong winds, but Jo Woo-young did not shrink. The psychological problems that usually plagued her did not appear in this competition.

Initially, Jo Woo-young’s plan was to win a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022, enjoy military exemption, and confidently knock on the KPGA stage. But the plan went awry. The event was postponed for one year in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). Jo Woo-young, who was worried, decided to wait one more year.

Cho Woo-young, whom I met after winning the championship, said, “I should have gone (to AG) last year, but after I was eliminated from the cut at the Maekyung Open, when I heard the news about him (AG acting), I was really very frustrated. Last year was the year I had the most worries in my life.” I had to choose between looking at the big picture or thinking about it right away, but I got advice from many people and it was postponed, but I said to believe in myself and wait. It’s good to prepare for the Asian Games in such a great situation.”

Jo Woo-young, a long hitter with a driver shot distance of over 300 yards (274 m), tied for first place with Jang Yu-bin (21) in the national team selection last year, and Kim Si-woo (28) and Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ) will go to the Hangzhou Asian Games. 안전놀이터

It is a gold medal that has become more desperate as it has been delayed for a year. Most of the evaluation is that you should aim for a chance in a group exhibition rather than an individual exhibition with Kim Si-woo and Lim Seong-jae, but Jo Woo-young said, “In the individual exhibition, amateurs said it would be difficult, and neither I, (Jang) Yubin, nor pros had much to offer.” I think I can try,” he said.

Confidence is the best “So far, he’s confident he won’t be pushed by anyone on the shot,” he said. The distance and accuracy of the iron shot were clearly demonstrated in this competition. The driver’s tee shot average carry (distance to the point where the ball first lands) reaches 270m. On that day, he shot a whopping 367 yards (335m) with a driver in hole 6 (par 5), grabbed a long iron and shot 257 yards (235m), boasting an elaborate shot that almost made him an albatross. In the end, he harvested the eagle and directed a scene where he intuited victory early on.

However, there was a clear improvement in this competition as well. He said, “I seem to be lacking more than anyone else around the green,” and said, “Even with such a good shot feeling in this tournament, I lost a lot of strokes in easy places yesterday. I need to improve that.”

Since he is an amateur, he cannot get the prize money of 140 million won or ranking points. However, Jo Woo-young said, “My goal was to improve my skills before the Asian Games prior to this tournament, but I am so happy to be able to spread my skills to the fullest and win the championship.” Later, I have a dream to advance to the United States.”

The most important goal right now is to win a gold medal in the Asian Games. However, with this victory, I was able to prepare somewhat more comfortably. Cho Woo-young said, “I think I secured a seed in this tournament, so I think I need to get used to that environment by participating in overseas tournaments where I can go out even if I have to pay for it before that (Asian Games).”

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