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First amateur championship in 10 years… “I want to aim for the AG gold medal”

Jo Woo-young (22) won an amateur championship on the Korean Tour of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) for the first time in 10 years.

In the final round of the KPGA Korean Tour Golf Zone Open in Jeju (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Jeju Golf Zone County Ora (par 72) on the 23rd, Cho Woo-young tied 1 eagle, 4 birdies and 1 bogey, hitting 5 under par 67. .

Cho Woo-young, who recorded a final total of 8 under par 280 strokes, beat second place Kim Dong-min (25) by 4 strokes to reach the top. It is the 10th amateur victory in the history of the Korean Tour.

For the first time in the season, he won both the Srixon Tour and the Korean Tour, the second part of the KPGA. He has won two championships on the Srixon Tour. In addition, Jo Woo-young set an amateur championship record in about 10 years. 메이저놀이터

The latest amateur winner is Lee Chang-woo, who reached the top at the 2013 Dongbu Fire Promy Open. Also, after Kang Seong-hun, who won the Lotte Skyhill Open in 2006, an amateur won the championship trophy in Jeju in about 17 years.

While the competitors were shaken by the Jeju strong wind, Cho Woo-young caught a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4), then a birdie on the 4th hole (par 5) and an eagle on the 6th hole (par 5), calmly reducing the number of strokes. In the second half, he added birdies on the 10th hole (par 4) and 13th hole (par 4), outperforming his competitors and widening the difference in strokes. He committed a bogey on the 17th hole (par 3), but it was not an obstacle to winning.

Jo Woo-young said, “I participated with the thought of improving my skills before participating in the Asian Games. I am more happy because I won an unexpected victory.” This is my strong point. I think this kind of mentality led to the championship.”

He is scheduled to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held in September. Jo Woo-young said, “I was very frustrated when I heard the news that it was postponed last year. It was the most troublesome period in my golf life. I am confident in the Asian Games. I think I did not show a chance to prove my skills to many people because I am still an amateur. I want to aim for a gold medal not only in the team event but also in the individual event.”

Kim Dong-min finished second with a 4-under 284, and Kim Min-gyu and Kang Gyeong-nam tied for 3rd with a 3-under 285. Another amateur Jang Yu-bin tied for 5th with a 2 under par 286 strokes.

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