Life-changing ‘last day 18th hole eagle’… Kim Dong-min wins KPGA after 4 years of debut

The fateful 18th hole. In the 17th hole (par 4), a 3-putt bogey seemed to make it virtually difficult to win.

Many galleries sighed. But as Yogi Berra said, golf isn’t over until it’s over. After dropping a 302-yard tee shot onto the fairway, Kim Dong-min attacked the green squarely with 236 yards left. Kim Dong-min’s second shot stuck right next to the hole 5m away. And he took a bet. The fateful eagle putt, which was hit rather hard, was sucked into the middle of the hole. Just like that, he changed his life in one stroke.

2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games Men’s Golf Team Bronze Medalist Kim Dong-min (25) enjoyed the thrill of his first victory in the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour. In the final round of the KPGA Korean Tour KB Financial Live Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) held at the Black Stone Golf Club (par 72) in Icheon City, Gyeonggi Province on the 28th, Kim Dong-min scored a 5 under par 67 to win with a total of 8 under par 280 over the 4 rounds.

Kim Dong-min, who jumped into the KPGA Korean Tour in 2020 and celebrated his 4th year this year, recorded a victory in his 66th appearance on the KPGA Korean Tour. It is the 53rd appearance if you only count the competitions you have participated in after being seeded.

Kim Dong-min had a rough three years on his professional stage until last year. He passed the cut in just 19 of 47 contests over three years, well short of half. He was, in fact, a player far from winning. In this tournament, too, there was no official pointing him out as a candidate for the championship.

After a tie for 7th at the Invitational with Choi Kyung-ju in October last year, runner-up at the Golfzon-Toray Open in November and a tie for 6th at the LG Signature Players Championship in the final game of the season, he ranked 37th in prize money. went up안전놀이터

Meanwhile, Kim Dong-min, who received the prize money of 140 million won, rose to second place in the prize money rankings. Kim Dong-min obtained the prize money as the runner-up Golfzon Open championship went to amateur Cho Woo-young. He is making 2023 his year, such as following along with the luck of winning twice this year alone.

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