Baek Seok-hyun, who took off the tag of ‘Choi Joong-yang’, ‘debut first win’

Baek Seok-hyun (32, Hussem) enjoyed the thrill of his first win in his 56th tournament. Baek Seok-hyun reduced 2 strokes in the 4th round of the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’major level’ event held at Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do on the 21st, to record a final total of 13 under par 271 strokes. , won by beating Korean-Canadian player Lee Tae-hoon (33, DB Insurance) by one stroke.

Baek Seok-hyun started his professional career in Thailand and played mostly on the Asian Tour and Japan Tour. After his military service, he belatedly debuted on the Korean tour in 2021, but was close to obscurity. He missed the cut twice in four tournaments this year as well, and his highest ranking is a tie for 45th in the Golf Zone Open. However, Baek Seok-hyun showed a completely different appearance in this competition. In the first round, which was played over two days due to bad weather, he shot a 9-under-par 62 to take the lead and never give up.토토사이트

The winning prize of 260 million won Baek Seok-hyun received is more than the total prize money (230.51 million won) earned in the previous 48 competitions. Baek Seok-hyun secured his Korean Tour seed until 2027, allowing him to continue his stable professional life. Baek Seok-hyun drew attention in this tournament by drawing a bunch of birdies in a different way, putting after looking at the hole, not the ball, at a distance of 4 or less.

Baek Seok-hyun was once called the ‘heaviest golfer’ because his weight reached 140 kg, but he lost 80 kg and became a hot topic.

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