‘Screen golf’s strongest player’ Kim Min-soo took the lead for the second consecutive day.
Kim Min-soo shot a 3-under-par 69 on the second round of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour’s KB Financial Live Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) at Blackstone Golf Club (par 72-7,270 yards) in Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, on Saturday to maintain his share of the lead (7-under-par 137). Kim is the most decorated golfer in screen golf with over 10 career victories, but his best finish is a tie for fourth on the Korean Tour, where he made his debut in 2012.
Kim Min-soo tees off on the fifth hole during the second round of the KB Financial Livechampionship [Photo: KPGA].
“In screen golf, you can calculate variables such as distance and wind strength precisely because they are shown in numbers,” said Kim. “In the real world안전놀이터, it is difficult because there are so many variables, but field competitions are more fun and I am more greedy than on the screen.” “I felt really good today, and if I play like I did the other two days, I think I can finish with a good result,” he said, adding that his goal for the tournament is to finish in the top 10.
Lee shot a six-under-par round to join the co-leaders. “It’s been three years since I returned from the army, and I’ve had a lot of problems with my swing,” said Lee, adding, “I’m confident that if I play my game, I’ll be able to win.” Bae Yong-joon and Yeom Seo-hyun are tied for third (5-under par 139). Maekyung Open winner Chung Chan-min returned home in a tie for eighth (3-under 141). Last week’s SK Telecom Open champion Baek Seok-hyun is tied for 52nd (4-over-par 148) to advance to the third round.