‘Practice bug’ Park Eun-shin hit 7 under par on the first day of the KPGA Korean Tour Bizplay Electronic Newspaper Open and took the lead.
On the first day of the tournament held at Cosmos Rings (par 72) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do on the 14th, Park Eun-shin recorded an eagle and five birdies without a bogey, and tied for the lead with Seung-taek Lee and Yoon Jeong with 7 under par 65 strokes. Seungtaek Lee had 7 birdies and no bogeys, and Jeong Yun, a Korean-American, had 1 eagle and 5 birdies without making bogeys.
Park Eun-shin, who is known as a practice bug on the tour, had to fight a rare disease called ‘rhabdomyolysis’ due to intense training. In March of last year, Park Eun-shin suffered a disease that affects her kidneys when the rhabdoid muscle attached to the joint of her leg ruptured, and faced the risk of having to quit golf. Park Eun-shin, who reduced her exercise volume after being diagnosed that excessive exercise was the cause of her illness, achieved two wins, however, in the Munsingwear Match Play and Golf Zone Toray Open.
On this day, Park Eun-shin tied for the lead after playing elaborately and never missing the ball into the 365 bunkers on the course. Eun-shin Park said after the game, “Because there are many bunkers in the course, it is quite difficult to hit a tee shot. However, he said, “I think I can play without difficulty because it is easy to use the shot as long as I send it to the fairway,” and added, “I will play the remaining rounds as calmly as I did today.”토토사이트
‘Brown Bear’ Lee Seung-taek, who returned from military service in June of last year, has a strong will to achieve his first win on tour in this tournament. Seungtaek Lee, who set the record for the lowest score in 18 holes on the Korean Tour by hitting 12 under par 60 on the final day of the 2017 Tee Up/G-Swing Mega Open, said, “There are holes where you can avoid bunkers if you hit your tee shot far away. “Because he is a long hitter, he seems to have scored a good score because his second shot was relatively easy,” he said. “In the case of the 18th hole, there were many bunkers at the tee shot landing point, so I attacked through the next hole.”
Cosmos Lynx, where this competition is being held, became a hot topic even before the start of the competition due to its unique course composition. It is an 18-hole course with four holes arranged in a huge rectangle shaped like a runway, 1850m long and 100m wide. There are a whopping 365 bunkers scattered throughout the course, 20 per hole. The crater-shaped bunker is narrow and deep, making escape difficult. However, if you avoid the bunker, you can attack the hole relatively easily.
Long hitter Seo Yo-seop ranked alone in 4th place with 6 under par and 66 strokes. Seo Yo-seop, who started from the 10th hole, showed concentration by making 5 consecutive birdies in holes 1 to 5. Seo Yo-seop said, “Recently, my results were not good due to poor tee shots. He had a lot of trouble, but because this course doesn’t have many OB areas, he was able to play with relative ease. “With consecutive birdies, he gained confidence and seemed to have played as well as he thought,” he said. “I hope this week will be a turning point.”
Gwon Oh-sang, the shortest rookie on the Korean Tour, recorded 5 under par 67 strokes with 7 birdies and 2 bogeys, tying for 5th place with Jeon Garam, Lee Seong-ho, Kim Dong-min, and Choi Min-cheol. Developmentally disabled golfer Seungmin Lee, who participated in this tournament on his own after being reranked, shot 4 under par 68 with one eagle, three birdies, and one bogey, tying with prominent players such as defending champion Jinho Choi, Sumin Lee, Taehoon Ok, Jeonghwan Lee, and Seungbin Choi. Started in 11th place.
Meanwhile, Go Gun-taek, who won his third win of the season at the Shinhan Donghae Open last week, only recorded even par and was tied for 81st place. Go Gun-taek, who is attempting his fourth win of the season for the first time in 31 years since Choi Sang-ho in 1992, exchanged four birdies and four bogeys.