On the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour, Kim Dong-min (25, NH Nonghyup Bank) enjoyed the thrill of winning the first championship in his life.
Kim Dong-min hit 5 under par in the final 4th 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, Gyeonggi-do on the 28th. He finished top with a final total of 8 under par.
This is the first win since debuting on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2020. In particular, Kim Dong-min enjoyed the joy of winning a belated victory, reaching the top in the 66th tournament, the 53rd tournament he entered after being seeded.
Kim Dong-min raised expectations by winning the bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games as a national representative. However, after advancing to the pros, he was sluggish, passing the cut in only 19 out of 47 competitions for three years.
Kim Dong-min showed signs of rebounding by finishing tied for 7th at the Choi Kyung-ju Invitational in October of last year, runner-up at the Golfzon-Toray Open in November, and tied for 6th at the LG Signature Players Championship in the final game of the season. This year, he finally lifted his first championship after raising his senses by finishing 4th at the DB Insurance Pro US Open and runner-up at the Golf Zone Open.
Kim Dong-min received the prize money of 140 million won and rose to second place (338 million won) in the season money rankings. In Genesis Point, it ranked first. At the Golfzon Open, amateur Jo Woo-young won the championship, and Kim Dong-min received the prize money at the time.
After the game, Kim Dong-min said, “I didn’t even think of winning.” He continued, “I want to win one more time in the future,” and emphasized, “My goal is to receive the Genesis Grand Prize.”
Kim Dong-min also responded to the support of NH Nonghyup Bank. “Kim Dong-min’s confidence to win this year was not unfounded,” said Jang Han-seop, head of NH Nonghyup Bank’s sports team.메이저사이트
Director Jang is a world champion in soft tennis and is a gamer known as a legend in the sport. Director Jang emphasized, “Kim Dong-min’s hands, called turtle hands, are like medals” and “I am proud of Kim Dong-min for overcoming countless difficulties and keeping his promise.”
Lee Jeong-hwan and Lee Seung-taek, who cut two strokes each, tied for second place (6 under par), two strokes behind Kim Dong-min. Bae Yong-joon, who hit even par, and Shin Sang-hoon, who lost one stroke, tied for 4th place (5 under par). Kim Min-gyu, who came out in the final round in first place, finished the tournament with a tie for 6th place (4 under par) with a 4-over par.