Jang Yu-bin (21), who will compete as a national representative for the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held in September, has prepared a stepping stone to win the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour first.
In the second round of the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open in Jeju (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Golfzon County Ora (par 72) in Jeju on the 21st, Jang Yu-bin scored 3 under par 69 with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys.
Jang Yu-bin, who recorded 7 under par 137 strokes until the second round, tied for the lead with Park Eun-shin (33), Bae Yong-joon (23), and Lee Jae-won (25).
Jang Yu-bin was selected as the national team to participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou after winning the Korea Golf Association Jang Cup Amateur Golf Championship in April last year. Setting her goal of turning professional after winning the gold medal at the Asian Games, Yubin Jang created a chance to win first on the Korean Tour before competing in her Asian Games.안전놀이터
She picked up her momentum by catching a 4m birdie from hole 1 (par 4), and hit her second shot at a distance of 2.4m from the pin on hole 11 (par 5) and then made a series of birdies. On the 15th hole (par 5), she wrote down her bogey after making consecutive shot mistakes, but on the 18th hole (par 4), she made up for the front view by putting her second shot 80cm away from the pin. .
Jang Yu-bin wrote down her bogey in the second half of the 3rd hole (par 3) when her tee shot went off the left side of the green, but she recorded a birdie in turn on the 7th hole (par 4) and 9th hole (par 4). She was able to finish the game in a good mood, especially on the last 9th hole, where she made an 8m birdie.
The game was delayed by two hours due to bad weather, but it served as an opportunity to restore condition for Jang Yu-bin, who did not get enough sleep the previous day.
Jang Yu-bin said, “When she was an amateur, she played a lot at the Ora golf course, so she has a familiar side.” Before she competed, her goal was to enter the top 10, but she is in good shape and has good grades, so she wants to win,” she said confidently.
Jang Yu-bin won her first professional tournament last month at the first round of her KPGA second division tour, the Srixon Tour.
Park Eun-shin, who scored two eagles the previous day and drove 8-under par, lost one stroke in the match and allowed a tie for the lead. Last year’s rookie of the year Bae Yong-joon cut 3 strokes to the 17th hole and tied for the lead, and the second round ended at sunset.
Lee Jae-won, a rookie this season, also reduced three strokes to become a joint leader. Lee Jae-won was active on the PGA Tour China and China Tour from 2017 to 2020, and is a rookie who secured the Korean Tour seed this year by passing the Korean Tour Qualifying Tournament tied for 14th last year.
Amateur Jo Woo-young (22), who is participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games as a national team member along with Jang Yu-bin, reduced 2 strokes and recorded a total of 6 under par 138 strokes, placing his name in a tie for 5th place by 1 stroke.
Ko Gun-taek (24), who won his first championship in his fourth year of debut at the DB Insurance Promy Open before the opening last week, tried to win the tournament in his hometown of Jeju Island for two weeks in a row, but lost 5 strokes in the second round. Recording a total of 147 strokes at 3-over par, he is currently one stroke behind the cutoff.
The second round was stopped around 7:00 pm at sunset, and 37 out of 144 players could not finish the second round. They play the remainder of the second round early the next morning and then enter the third round.