‘Monster long hitter’ Jeong Chan-min, 188m distance 7-iron and eagle
4th Seongnam Namseoul CC 9th hole (par 5). ‘Monster long hitter’ Jung Chan-min’s powerful tee shot flew 320m and landed in the middle of the fairway. Jung Chan-min, who easily crossed the bunker that everyone felt burdened by, swung a 7-iron with 188m remaining. The result is ongreen. Jeong Chan-min, who caught the eagle with a single putt, recorded an 8-under-par 63 on the day and etched his name at the top of the leaderboard.
From the 1st round of the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open of ‘Korea’s Masters’, a fierce buddy war between leading players unfolded.
Jung Chan-min, who is called ‘Yon-Ram of Korea’ because of his shaggy beard and big body, smiled brightly, saying, “Today, the game just went well.” There were no major mistakes, so I was able to finish wel토토사이트l.”
Jeong Chan-min, who said, “Everyone calls me ‘Jung-ram’ (a compound word of Jeong Chan-min and Yon-ram)” as if they know his nickname, said, “Last year, while preparing for the PGA Conferri Tour, I was too lazy to cut my hair, so I grew a beard now. It seems that my image of growing up has become a character. I will continue to grow,” he explained. Jung Chan-min was called the best long hitter in Korea during his amateur days, but he had little relationship with the GS Caltex Maekyung Open. In 2018, when he was an amateur, he passed the cut only once, but stayed at the bottom with a tie for 75th.
Jeong Chan-min said, “Now I don’t try to hit far. I’ve played Namseoul CC during my national team days and this is the first time since my professional debut. But I know how to play well. I need to distinguish between a hole that I need to calm down and a hole that I need to hit far with confidence.” . “I’m going to keep the strategy to protect the course strategy without overdoing it until the last day. When I was an amateur, I had a strong feeling that I would show something rather than grades, but now I’m determined to pay attention to my grades and not collapse,” he said. “The goal is, of course, to win. I will try hard,” he promised. It is not easy to win the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, which increased the total prize money to 1.3 billion won this year. This is because all top golfers from home and abroad participated.
While Jeong Chan-min reduced 8 strokes and took the lead, among foreign players, ’45-year-old veteran’ Miguel Carballo (Argentina) showed off his formidable skills by reducing 5 strokes. In particular, he played a perfect game, catching only 5 birdies without a single bogey.
Carballo also played on the PGA Tour in 2012 and 2014, and has since recorded victories on the European Tour and Asian Tour, proving her skills. He has won two wins on the PGA Korn Ferry Tour, and on the Asian Tour, on September 1, 2019, he won the Indonesia Open by beating Lee Geun Jang by three strokes and reported two wins. He also holds the record of being the ‘first Argentine player’ to win the Korn Ferry Tour.
The ‘Korean veterans’ also gave their strength.
And that’s not all. Choi Ho-seong, who is famous for his ‘fisherman swing’ and the oldest player on the KPGA tour, Joo Heung-cheol, who has the advantage of a ‘solid iron shot’, and Hwang In-chun, born in 1974, showed off a good shot sense with a 4 under par 67 strokes.
Park Sang-hyun, the “Man of South Seoul,” also started the day with a 3-under-par 68 strokes along with Moon Do-yeop, Choi Jin-ho, and Kim Dong-min. Park Sang-hyun, who is aiming for ‘the first 3 wins in history’, is truly a man from South Seoul. Runner-up in 2014, championship in 2016, 3rd in 2017, 2018 championship, 4th in 2019, 3rd in 2021, and 10th last year, showing the strongest appearance at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open held at Namseoul CC.
However, on this day, I had a difficult time due to a sudden tee shot. Park Sang-hyun said, “I think a 3-under par is a good start. I made 5 bogeys today, and it’s probably the record for making the most bogeys in one day among the games I played at Namseoul CC.” I think I’ve done all the bogies I’ve had for four days, and I’ll try to win the championship with more concentration from tomorrow.”