‘Return of the King’ Chung Chan-min wins his second KPGA Tour victory of the season with a win over Kang Kyung-nam

Jang Tae-wang returned in style. Known as the longest hitter on the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour, Chung Chan-min outlasted Kang Kyung-nam in a playoff on the final day of the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone-Doray Open ($700 million in prize money) at Seonsan Country Club (Par 72) in Golf Zone County, Gumi-si, Gyeongbuk on Friday. Chung, who shot a 7-under 65 on the day, was six strokes behind Kang, who finished with a final four-round total of 21-under 267, forcing a playoff. In the first overtime on the 18th hole (par-5), Chung had to get his ball on the green in three after his tee shot left the fairway, but he was saved by Kang’s birdie putt, which he missed by two meters .In the second overtime, Chung took advantage of his long-hitting advantage. After hitting his tee shot accurately, Chung hit an iron to the green with 201 meters to go for an easy birdie.

Kang, who hit his second shot with 224 meters to go, had to go through a bunker to get to the green in three and failed to make birdie. It was the second win in six months for Chung, who won his first career title at the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open in May. He is only the second player on the KPGA Korean Tour to win two or more events this season, following three victories .The victory marks a spectacular return to form for Chung, who won the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open in May and tied for seventh at the Woori Financial Championship, after a shoulder injury sidelined him for 13 tournaments and no top-10 finishes. The Gumi Osang High School product from Gumi, Gyeongbuk, was especially pleased to win on a course he often played as a junior “I want to win the final tournament of the season,” she said, “and I plan to compete in the LIV Golf Selection in December.”

Entering the final round in a tie for fifth place, three strokes behind Kim, Chung had one eagle and six birdies by the 11th hole to get into contention for the title. After picking up an eagle on the sixth (par-5) with her second shot, dropping her ball 3 meters to the side of the hole, Chung’s morale was boosted on the eighth (par-3) when her lob shot from 20 meters outside the green found the hole for birdie. He birdied his next four holes from the eighth to reach 20 under par and was one stroke behind Kang Kyung-nam, who had a shot eagle at the 12th (par-4), but birdied the 18th (par-5) to move into a share of the lead. Kang failed to hold his third shot at the 18th (par-5) and missed a 5-meter birdie putt, giving Chung a chance. Kang, who was looking for his 12th career victory in two years and two months after winning the 2021 Bizplay Electronics Newspaper Open, had to settle for runner-up honors after failing to birdie the 18th hole on three occasions, including the fourth round and two extra holes .It was Kang’s second runner-up finish of the year after the Kolon Korea Open in June. Third-round leader Kim Han-byul was just two strokes off the pace and finished tied 바카라사이트 for third (19-under 269).Defending

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