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KPGA Crown Prince Kim Joo-hyung Asian Tour Singapore International Winner

1st place in Asian Tour prize money ranking… Korean prize money challenge for the first time in 12 years

Kim Joo-hyeong (20), who won four gold medals in the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) last year, won the Asian Tour Singapore International (total prize money of 1 million dollars).

Kim Joo-hyung hit a 2-under 70 with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys in the fourth round on the last day of the tournament held at Tanah Mera Country Club (par 72, 7,535 yards) in Singapore on the 16th (Korean time).

Kim Joo-hyeong, who recorded a final total of 4 under par 284, played overtime with Ratanon Wannasrichan (Thailand) and took a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5), the first hole, and won the prize money of 180,000 dollars (about 214.2 million won). became the protagonist.

Kim Joo-hyung, who recorded his first win on the Asian Tour at the Panasonic Open in November 2019, enjoyed the thrill of winning his second win in 26 months.

Kim Joo-hyung, who won four gold medals including the Genesis Grand Prize, Grand Prize, Average at-bat and Top 10 Finish on the KPGA Korean Tour last year, broke off a good start by winning the first competition in the new year.

Kim Joo-hyeong, who took the first place in the Asian Tour prize money ranking ($399,428) with the victory in this tournament, is expected to take the Korean Asian Tour prize money king for the first time in 12 years since Noh Seung-yeol in 2010.

It has a gap of over $120,000 with second place Wade Ormsby ($27,153).

The Asian Tour will be held by combining the 2020 season with the 2021-2022 season due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

Since the SMBC Singapore Open, which will be held from the 20th to the 23rd, is the last tournament of the season, Kim Joo-hyung is likely to become the prize money king.

Kim Joo-hyung also virtually confirmed his participation in the Saudi International Golf Tournament, where up to 30th place in the Asian Tour prize money list is given.

The Saudi International Golf Tournament will be held for four days from the 3rd of next month.

'KPGA Crown Prince' Joo-Hyung Kim, Asian Tour Singapore International Winner (Comprehensive)

Kim Joo-hyeong, who was 2nd behind leader Wanna Sri-chan until the 3rd round the day before, showed an uneasy start by recording one bogey up to the 6th hole on that day, but took the lead with three consecutive birdies on the 7th to 9th holes.

Joo-Hyeong Kim later took birdies on the 11th hole (par 4) and 14th hole (par 3) and climbed to the solo lead, but was chased at the last minute by Wannas Richan due to a bogey on the 17th hole (par 4).

Kim Joo-hyung, who took the first place on the 18th hole (par 5) by one shot ahead of Wanna Sri-chan, could not catch a birdie because her 3rd shot from the bunker could not get out of the bunker. achieved

However, the final protagonist was Kim Joo-hyung.

Kim Joo-hyung made a dramatic 6-meter birdie putt on the first hole of extra time, beating Wanna Sri-chan to win the championship.

In an interview after the game, Kim Joo-hyung said, “All the players did their best on the difficult golf course.

It was really hard today, but I was really lucky to win the championship.” He said, “It was a lot harder than winning the Panasonic Open in 2019, but I’m really happy to finish the match in first place.”

'KPGA Crown Prince' Joo-Hyung Kim, Asian Tour Singapore International Winner (Comprehensive)

14-year-old amateur golfer Rachanon Chantanananuwat (Thailand) recorded a 3-under par with 7 birdies, 2 bogeys, and 1 double bogey in the 4th round, leaving a strong impression by ranking third in the final total of 2 under par 286.

Chantananuwat, who surprised the golf world by finishing tied for 15th at the Blue Canyon Championship held in Thailand last month, and then tied for 30th at the Laguna Phuket Championship that followed, finished this tournament solo 3rd and emerged as Asia’s best prospect.

Among the Korean players who participated with Joo-Hyung Kim, Bio Kim (31) came in 7th with a total of 3 overs, and Do-yeop Moon (31), who recorded a total of 5 overs, finished the tournament in a tie for 16th.

Seo Yoseob (25) was tied for 33rd with a total of 8 overs, and Ham Ham (28) was tied for 54th with a total of 12 overs.

Kim Hong-taek (28), who recorded a total of 17 over par, was ranked 65th out of 68 players.

/yunhap news

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