• June 2, 2023

Park Sang-hyun, Ham Jeong-woo, and Seo Yosup descend for two wins on day one of match play

Park Sang-hyun, Ham Jeong-woo and Seo Yo-seop posted back-to-back wins on the first day of the KPGA Korean Tour Descent Korea Match Play (800 million won in total prize money) to advance to the round of 16.

Park swept the first two matches of the day at Kingsdale GC (Par 72) in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do, defeating Park Jun-seop and Lee Seung-taek 1UP and 4&3. Park will need to defeat Jeon Sang-hyun, who finished tied for first with two wins, in the third match of the group stage to reach the round of 16.

Ham Jung-woo also won two in a row, defeating Hwang Jae-min 3&1 and Lee Sung-kwan 5&4. The top-seeded Seo Yoseop
Kang Min-seok 7&5 and Lee Seung-chan 3&1. “I was in very good shape and I served well,” said Seo, who added, “My overall game was good, especially my putts.”

Park, who is defending her title, defeated Kevin Jeon (38) 3&2 in her first match, but drew with Ha Jung-hoon in the second. With one win and one draw, the pressure was on Park to win the third match of the group stage. “My primary goal is to get through the group stage,” Park said. We will play cautiously. If we make it to the final after the group stage, we will have to play a total of seven matches, so I think physical fitness is the most important thing.”

Kim Dong-min, who won his first professional match at the KB Financial Championship last week, was eliminated early after losing 5&3 and 4&3 to lower-seeded Choi Min-chul and Lee Geun-ho in the first and second rounds of the group stage.

The 64-player tournament was divided into 16 groups of four, with the winner of each group advancing to the round of 16 after three group matches. From there, the round of 16 will feature knockout-style match play to determine the winner 토토사이트.

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