Baek Seok-hyun, who benchmarked Spieth, leads the SK Telecom Open 1R alone
Baek Seok-hyeon (33) took the lead 토스카지노in the first round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), which was played over two days, and laid the foundation for an escape from obscurity.
Baek Seok-hyun finished the first round of the tournament held at the Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 19th with a 9 under par 62 strokes. He played a near-perfect game, catching only 9 birdies without bogey.
62 strokes is a course record tie, but the first round is not recognized as a record because it rained heavily and a preferred lie was applied.
Baek Seok-hyun, who started the game on the 10th hole the previous day and only played until the 18th hole due to bad weather, picked out 4 birdies at the time, and recorded 5 birdies in the remaining game from the 1st hole that day.
After playing on the Asian Professional Golf Tour, Baek Seok-hyun, who had been active in earnest on the KPGA Korean Tour since 2021, was virtually unknown. He said, “The shot wasn’t bad, but I was struggling with the putt.” He’s been copying Jordan Spieth and he’s doing great,” he explained.
Lee Jae-kyung (24), who received the 2019 rookie award, finished second with a 7 under par 64 strokes, followed by Park Eun-shin (33) with a 5 under par 66 strokes.
Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who is making her 21st appearance in the tournament, showed good results with 2 under par until the 11th hole the previous day, but recorded a double bogey without a birdie in the remaining games, finishing the first round with an even par 71 and a tie for 35th.
Defending champion Kim Bio (33) tied for 69th with a 2-over par of 73, and Jung Chan-min (24), who won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open for the first time, was sluggish with a 3-over par and a tie for 89th.