Moon Kyung-joon ‘Tie 2nd by 1 stroke’… Seo Hyung-seok ‘Two days lead’
KB Financial Live Championship 2nd Round 5-under par strength, Park Sang-hyun and Ham Ham-woo tied for 5th place, Kim Joo-hyeong tied for 9th place
[아시아경제 노우래 기자] This is an opportunity to turn around for the 2019 grand prize, Kyung-Jun Moon (39, NH Nonghyup Bank).
On the 29th, with a 5-under par in the second round of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) KB Financial Live Championship (total prize of 700 million won), which ended at Blackstone Icheon Golf Course (par 72 and 7284 yards) in Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, with Lee Tae-hoon and Justin Shin (Canada). He jumped to a tie for second place (5-under-par 139). Seo Hyung-seok (24, Shinhan Financial Group) occupied the top of the leaderboard (6 under par 138) for two days in a row. The tournament was reduced to 54 holes as the schedule the day before was canceled due to bad weather.
Kyung-Jun Moon started in a tie for 14th by 6 strokes and swept 6 birdies (1 bogey). In the first half, the 2nd and 5th hole birdies and the 7th hole (par 3) bogey were tied together, resulting in only 1-under par. However, in the second half, he showed off his terrifying back-heartedness by adding birdies on the 14th and 18th holes following consecutive birdies on the 10th and 11th holes. It is only one stroke behind the leader, and it is the second win in six years after winning the first win at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in 2015.
In 2019, champ Seo Hyung-seok swapped 3 birdies and 3 bogeys. Although he could not escape from the pursuit of his competitors, he maintained the lead and continued the hope of defending the title. Park Sang-hyeon (38, Dong-A Pharmaceutical) and Hamam-woo (27, Hana Financial Group) tied 5th (4 under par 140) and Kim Joo-hyeong (19, CJ Korea Express) tied ninth (2 under par 142). Do-yeop Moon (30 DB Non-Life Insurance) tied for 12th (1 under par 143 strokes), and Heo In-hoe (34), who ranked first in the prize money ranking, tied 43rd (4 over par 148 strokes).
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