• May 2, 2023

Park Sang-hyun, who has forgotten his age, challenges GS Caltex Maekyung Open for the third time

The most notable player on the Korean Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour this year is Park Sang-hyun (40).

Park Sang-hyun’s name, who has yet to report a championship, is raised more often than the three champions born this year.

Park Sang-hyun, who was born in April 1983 and has turned 40, is said to have ‘forgot his age’ this year.

Park Sang-hyun, who finished runner-up at the DB Insurance Promy Open, the season opener that ended on the 16th of last month, tied for 3rd after competing for the title at the Korea Championship, which also served as the DP World Tour on the 30th of last month.

It was the highest ranking for a Korean player in the Korea Championship, where a large number of prominent European players participated.

With this kind of performance, Park Sang-hyun is running first in prize money and average at bats. He is also second in Genesis target points.

Park Sang-hyun, who has been on the rise, will participate in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) held at Namseoul Country Club (par 71) in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do for four days from the 4th, aiming for his first win of the season and his 12th overall.

The GS Caltex Maekyung Open is considered a major tournament in Korean professional golf along with the Korea Open, KPGA Championship, and Shinhan Donghae Open.

GS Caltex Maekyung Open and Namseoul Country Club are special to Park Sang-hyun.

Park Sang-hyun is called ‘the man of the Maekyung Open’.

Runner-up in 2014, championship in 2016, 3rd in 2017, 2018 championship, 4th in 2019, 3rd in 2021, 10th last year, and so on.

Namseoul Country Club, where the tournament is held, is the ‘home course’ where Park Sang-hyun usually trains. He knows every corner of the course and knows all the fine wrinkles on the green.

This is why he picked GS Caltex Maekyung Open as his favorite competition and Namseoul Country Club as his favorite course.

If Park Sang-hyun wins this time, he will set a new record by reaching the top for the first time in the 42nd year.

Last year’s winner, Kim Bio, will also challenge for the first three-win champion in the history of the event. Bio Kim won this competition twice, in 2012 and last year.

Lee Tae-hee, who won two consecutive championships for the first time in 2019 and 2020, is also aiming for her third championship.

Attention is focusing on whether the amateur sensation caused by Hangzhou Asian Games representatives Cho Woo-young and Jang Yu-bin will continue 크크크벳.

Jo Woo-young won the first amateur championship in 10 years at the Golfzon Open on the 23rd of last month, and Jang Yu-bin tied for 5th in the Golfzon Open following the Srixon Tour win, making the ‘pro brothers’ nervous.

It remains to be seen how Choi Sang-ho (68) and Kim Jong-deok (61), the strongest player in the senior stage, will show off their juniors at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, with the record of the oldest passing the cut (62 years, 4 months, 1 day) at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open. am.

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