Seo Jeong-min, who gave up baseball and became a golf player, won the Srixon Tour after the 4th extension

 Seo Jeong-min (25), a 7-year-old on the tour, lifted the championship cup after four close matches in the 2023 KPGA Srixon Tour 6th tournament (total prize money 80 million won, championship prize money 16 million won).

In the second round of the tournament held on the 17th at Solago Country Club, Lago Course (par 72) in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do, Seo Jeong-min scored a total of 6-under-par 138, tied for the lead with Park Ji-seong (21), and went into overtime.토토사이트

In the first overtime played on the 17th hole (par 5), Seo Jung-min and Park Ji-seong drew with a par, and the second and third overtimes also failed to determine the winner.

Seo Jeong-min’s concentration shone in the 4th overtime. Park Ji-sung kept par while recording the bogey and won his first debut win.

Seo Jeong-min, who played baseball until the 6th grade of elementary school and picked up a golf club at the recommendation of his mother, became a KPGA pro in 2015 and a tour pro in 2017, and has been active mainly on the Srixon Tour.

Seo Jung-min said, “After the first day’s game, I was feeling a bit tired, so I got hit by an intravenous ringer and played today’s game.” I am grateful to my parents, sponsors, and coaches who have silently supported me for a long time, about 8 years after joining the pro,” he said, expressing his feeling of winning. “The average drive distance is about 320 yards. It is important for him to hit long shots, but he will improve his wedge shot and putt ability within 100m to enter the KPGA Korean Tour.”

Park Ji-seong, who lost in overtime, finished second, Shin Jae-won (28), Jeon Jun-hyeong (28), Lee Kwang-yeon (26), Kim Kyu-bin (30), and Kim Kook-jin (26) tied for third with a final total of 5 under par and 139 strokes.

Jang Yu-bin (21), the national representative of the Hangzhou Asian Games and the winner of the first Srixon Tour, finished the tournament in a tie for 18th with a final total of 1 under par 143 strokes.

The 7th tournament of the 2023 KPGA Srixon Tour will be held at the same place for two days from the 18th.

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