Baek Seok-hyeon (33) took the lead in the first and second rounds of the SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), a major tournament in the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour.
Seok-hyun Baek played 27 holes, including the remainder of the first round and 18 holes in the second round, at the Pinx Golf Club (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island on the 19th, and recorded a total of 12 under par 130 strokes.
He played the rest of the game from the 1st hole in the second half of the day, caught 5 birdies, finished the first round with a 9 under par 62, and took 4 birdies to the 9th hole in the 2nd round and ran to the lead.
Baek Seok-hyun missed the green in the last 18th hole (par 4) and recorded his first bogey after 36 holes, but took the lead alone by beating Korean Canadian Lee Tae-hoon by 3 strokes.
Baek Seok-hyeon said, “I was so good at golf that I didn’t feel tired even after rounding 27 holes.”
Baek Seok-hyun, who moved to Thailand when he was in middle school and made his professional debut in Thailand, mainly played on the Asian Professional Golf Tour. When the Asian tour was closed due to the spread of Corona 19, he moved the stage to the Korean tour from 2021.
Baek Seok-hyun, who has yet to win the Korean Tour, said, “It’s good to take the lead, but I want to play without regrets without thinking about rankings or results.”
Lee Tae-hoon finished second by 3 strokes with a total of 9 under par until the 2nd round, and Lee Jae-kyung (24), who has 2 Korean Tour wins, finished 3rd with 8 under par.
Choi Ho-seong (50), famous for his “fisherman’s swing,” was tied for 4th place with Ham Ham (29) and Park Eun-shin (33) with a total of 7 under par.먹튀검증
Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who is participating in the tournament for the 21st time, cut 1 stroke in the second round to finish in a tie for 30th place (1 under par, 141 strokes), passing the 20th cut.
Defending champion Kim Bio (33) advanced to the third round with an even par of 142 and a tie for 38th place, and Jeong Chan-min (24), who won his first championship at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, packed his bags with a total of 9 over par and a tie for 118th.