‘Monster long hitter’ Jeong Chan-min, 188m distance 7-iron and eagle

On the 4th, the 9th hole (par 5) at Namseoul CC, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. Starting from the 10th hole and entering the last hole, Jung Chan-min, a “monster long hitter,” kicked a powerful tee shot that flew 320m and landed in the middle of the fairway. Jung Chan-min, who skipped over the bunker everyone was feeling burdened with as if laughing at it, swung his 7-iron with 188m remaining. The result is a perfect eagle opportunity with a 1.2m hole. Afterwards, Jeong Chan-min, who reduced two strokes with just one putt, recorded an 8-under-par 63 that day and engraved his name at the top of the leaderboard.

The 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open, ‘Korea’s Masters’, saw a fierce buddy war between leading players from the first round.

Jung Chan-min, who is called ‘Korea’s Yon-Ram’ because of his shaggy beard and big body, smiled brightly and said, “Today, the game just worked out so well.” There were no major mistakes in putting, so I was able to finish well.”

Jeong Chan-min, who said, “Everyone calls me ‘Jung-ram (a compound word of Jeong Chan-min and Yon-ram)’ as if they know his nickname,” said Chan-min Jung, who said, “I don’t try to hit far unconditionally now. “But I know how to play well. I have to differentiate between the holes I need to coax and the ones I need to hit far with confidence.” He continued, “I try to maintain the strategy of keeping the course strategy without overdoing it until the last day. When I was an amateur, I had a strong feeling that I would show something rather than grades, but now I am determined to pay attention to my grades and not collapse.” “The goal is, of course, to win. I will try hard,” he promised.

It is not easy to win the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, which increased the total prize money to 1.3 billion won this year. This is because all top golfers from home and abroad participated.

On this day, Jeong Chan-min, who reduced 8 strokes with 1 eagle, 7 birdies and 1 bogey, was named ‘2015 GS Caltex Maekyung Open Champion’ at the top of the leaderboard.

Looking back, Moon Kyung-jun said, “I’m satisfied. Putting has been a problem lately, but today it went well,” and said, “Actually, in this tournament, I only cared about one thing regardless of the result. While paying attention to the rhythm of ‘one-two-three’, I was sure before entering the address. and hit it,” he explained. Then, he did not hide his greed for the championship, saying, “The memory of winning in Namseoul has advantages and disadvantages, but I will try hard to make use of the good memories.”

On the first day of the tournament, Miguel 메이저놀이터Carballo (Argentina), a “44-year-old veteran” among foreign players, showed off his formidable skills by reducing 5 strokes and climbing to third place alone. In particular, he played a perfect game with no bogie and only catching 5 birdies. Carballo also played on the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour in 2012 and 2014 and is a talented player who won two victories on the second part tour, the Korn Ferry Tour. He recorded two wins even after moving to the Asian Tour.

Among the players who tied for fourth place with a 4-under-par 67 strokes, Choi Ho-seong (50) and Hwang In-chun (49), famous for their “fisherman swing,” and Joo Heung-cheol (42), who excelled in their short game, stood out. They are veterans who know how to attack Namseoul CC, which requires a lot of experience and patience. Along with his older brothers, amateur Kim Hyeon-wook, Jeong-woo Ham, ‘defending champion’ Bio Kim, and Jung-hwan Lee tied for 4th place, 4 strokes behind leader Chan-Min Jung.

In particular, Kim Bio, who is aiming for ‘the first two consecutive victories at the Nam Seoul CC Championship’, said, “I made a few mistakes, but I am satisfied with writing 4 under par. Golf cannot be good every time.

Park Sang-hyun, the “Man of South Seoul,” also started the day with a 3-under-par 68 strokes along with Moon Do-yeop, Choi Jin-ho, and Kim Dong-min. Park Sang-hyun, who is aiming for ‘the first three wins in history’, said, “I did 5 bogeys today, but it’s probably the record for the most bogeys in one day among the games I played at Namseoul CC.” After looking back, “But I know how to do it. Today I think I’ve done all the bogies I’ve had for four days, and I’ll try to win the championship with more concentration from tomorrow.”

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