Lee Jun-seok wins Hana Bank Invitational comeback… 2 wins on the Korean Tour

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Lee Jun-seok taking a commemorative photo with the trophy

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Lee Jun-seok poses with a trophy after winning the Hana Bank Invitational held at Namchuncheon CC in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 19th. 2022.6.19
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(Chuncheon = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = Lee Jun-seok (34, Australia) won the Hana Bank Invitational (total prize money of 1 billion won) and won his second career on the KPGA Korean Tour.

Jun-seok Lee caught 6 birdies in the final 4 rounds of the Hana Bank Invitational held at Namchuncheon Country Club (par 72, 7,279 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 19th, and blocked one bogey, hitting 5-under 67.

Jun-seok Lee, who was in second place, one shot behind leader Jeong Tae-yang (22) until the 3rd round, recorded a final total of 21-under 267 and beat second-placed Kyu-min Lee (22/20-under 268) by one stroke to win the championship. The prize money for the winner is Rs.

At the age of 15, Lee Jun-seok, who had a career as a representative of Australia, went to Australia to study golf and made his debut at the 2008 Korean Tour Qualifying Tournament (QT). achieved

And after about a year, he added a win in this competition.

Lee Jun-seok's final round 5th hole tee shot
Lee Jun-seok’s final round 5th hole tee shot

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In the Korean Open held at Woojung Hills Country Club in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, starting on the 23rd, Lee Jun-seok, who was about to defend his title, had a perfect start with his first win of the season.

While Taeyang Jeong made a triple bogey at the end of two out of bounds (OB) on the 5th hole (par 5), Jun-seok Lee, who took the lead by 4 strokes at once, thinned out a birdie, and was pursued by Lee Kyu-min, who played in the previous group. .

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Lee Kyu-min caught 4 birdies only between the 5th and 9th and followed him by two strokes, and Jung Taeyang also rebounded to the 7th and 8th hole birdies and did not give up hope.

Lee Jun-seok, who succeeded in a difficult par save on the 9th hole (par 4), made a birdie on the 10th hole (par 5) and took the lead by three strokes, but lost one stroke in the aftermath of a chip shot on the 11th hole (par 4) and was not able to hit completely.

Kyu-Min Lee's final round 2nd hole tee shot
Kyu-Min Lee’s final round 2nd hole tee shot

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After that, Kyu-Min Lee on the 14th hole (par 4) hit the flagpole and got close to the hole, so he easily cut one stroke, and on the next hole (par 4), thanks to a sharp shot sense, he caught a birdie and made a joint lead. The victory fell into the fog.

However, on the 16th hole (par 4), Lee Jun-seok was accurate enough to hit the second shot with 115 yards left and almost went into the hole, leading to a birdie and winning the game.

By that time, Kyu-Min Lee only saw him on the 17th hole (par 3), and the game was actually divided by two strokes.

Lee Kyu-min, who was aiming for his first win since his debut on the Korean Tour in 2020, had to be content with the runner-up by one stroke with the last hole (par 5) birdie.

Taeyang Jeong watching the green on the 5th hole
Taeyang Jeong watching the green on the 5th hole

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Taeyang Jeong, who took the lead by driving 8-under in rounds 2 and 3, missed his first championship, but did not shrink after triple bogey and added 4 birdies only with exciting long hitting and aggressive play. climbed on

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Lee Tae-hee (38) was in fourth place (16-under 272 strokes), followed by Hwang Jung-gon (30) and Ko Gun-taek (23) in joint fifth (14-under 274 strokes).

Hamam-woo (28), who dreamed of winning the 8-under par on the first day at the tournament hosted by the sponsor, cut four shots that day and placed 12th (12-under-par 276) with Tae-hoon Ok (24).

Rookie Yong-Jun Bae (22) reduced 8 strokes corresponding to the daily best, and ranked 15th (11-under 277 strokes) with Park Sang-Hyeon (39) and others.

Bio Kim (32), who took the top spot in both Genesis points (2,946 points) and prize money (626.8 million won) by winning two times this season, did not participate in this tournament, but the following players did not make the top ranks and took the lead. firmly held the

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