Veteran Park Sang-hyun tops Genesis Championship
Park Sang-hyun wins the Genesis Championship.
Veteran Park Sang-hyun
40, won the Genesis Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) in an extended playoff. With the
win, Park became the first player in Korean Tour history to win 5 billion won in career earnings.
Park shot a 4-under 68 with seven birdies and three bogeys in the fourth round of the Genesis
Championship at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (Par 72, 7,467 yards) in Incheon on Friday.
His final total of 17-under-par 271 tied him with Im Seong-jae and Bae Yong-joon, and he became the
eventual winner after Im was eliminated first in the first extension and then Bae on the second hole of the extension.
It was the 12th victory of his career on the Korean Tour, about a year and six months after winning the DB
Insurance PromiOpen in April last year.
With an additional 300 million won in prize money, Park became the first player on the Korean Tour to
surpass 5 billion won in career earnings, bringing his total to 5,038.36 million won.
Park, who started the fourth round in third place, got off to a great start with birdies on the first and third
holes, while the leader, Im Sung-jae, faltered and became the co-leader.
Who started the fourth round in second place, joined the lead with back-to-back birdies on the fourth
and fifth holes, making it a three-way tie for the title.
The three players went back and forth and were unable to settle the score until the final 18 holes, sending
the match into extra time.
It was Park Sang-hyun who came from behind to take the lead.
After Lim Sung-jae’s early exit on the first playoff hole with a par, Park eagled the second playoff on the
same hole to take the win over Bae Yong-joon, who had to settle for a par.
Meanwhile, Im Sung-jae, who won gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games, finished runner-up after holding
the lead for three consecutive days before falling back in the final round.
Lim’s Asian Games gold medal teammate Cho Woo-young finished seventh (9-under 279) and Jang Yubin
tied for eighth (8-under 280). 카지노사이트존