Amateur golfer Jo Woo-young (22) won the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour ‘Golf Zone Open in Jeju’ held on the 23rd at Golfzon County Ora Golf Course in Jeju.
It is the 10th time since Kim Joo-heon in 1982 and the first time in 10 years since Lee Chang-woo in 2013 that an amateur has won the KPGA Tour. After cutting 5 strokes in the final 4th round, Cho Woo-young beat 2nd place Kim Dong-min (total 4 under par) by 4 strokes with a total of 8 under par. Kang Gyeong-nam and Kim Min-gyu are tied for third place with a total of 3 under par.
Jo Woo-young, who started the game in second place, one stroke behind the lead, caught one eagle and one birdie up to the 10th hole that day, taking the lead by four strokes and winning the come-from-behind victory. Cho Woo-young received the right to participate in the KPGA Tour with the win that day. Cho Woo-young was an amateur, so he did not receive the prize money of 140 million won. Second place Kim Dong-min received the first prize money.
Cho Woo-young was selected for the national team standing army when he was in the first year of middle school. He is currently in his 4th year playing the national team. He even hit 10 under par in one day on the Asian Tour last year. He is rated as too big a fish to swim in the small waters of an amateur. He postponed his professional turn to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled to be held in September last year. However, his professional debut schedule was disrupted as the Asian Games were postponed to September this year due to corona. Cho Woo-young will challenge his professional stage after challenging for the gold medal at the Asian Games in September. Cho Woo-young, whose tie for 13th place at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in 2020 was his personal best on the KPGA Tour, won the second round of the Srixon Tour (Part 2) in March and won the first part of the tour as a major star to represent Korean golf. It came to mind.
Meanwhile, Choi Eun-woo (28),카지노 a 9-year-old pro, came from behind to win the KLPGA Tour Nexen Saint Nine Masters held at Gaya Golf Course in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, with a total of 9 under par. He had come-from-behind drama on the final day, catching only six birdies with no bogeys. It is his first win in 211 professional games. Choi Eun-woo, who made his professional debut in 2015, said, “Today is my father’s birthday. I feel good that I gave you the best gift. I was able to win this championship because my parents supported me for a long time. I am truly grateful.” She shed tears.