Contrary to expectations, on the first day of the European DP World Tour Korea Championship Presented by Genenis (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held in Korea for the first time in 10 years, under par poured in and the competition for the championship was hot.
In the first round of the tournament held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (par 72) in Songdo, Incheon on the 27th, Antoine Rosner (France), who won 3 times in the DP World Tour, scored 9 birdies and scored 9 under par 63 to take the sole lead.
Rosner, who has been active on the DP World Tour since 2019, is a strong player who has won 3 wins in 83 matches in his career. This season, he participated in 9 tournaments and finished in the top 10 four times, including winning the Mauritius Open held in December last year.
Rosner, who participated in the tournament held in Korea for the first time, swept birdies from the start of the game.
Rosner, who started from the 10th hole, got off to a fresh start by catching the first birdie on the 11th hole (par 4). He then made a series of birdies on the 12th hole (par 4).
From the 14th hole (par 4), he caught three consecutive birdies and accelerated the birdie hunt. In the 18th hole (par 5), he cut out a birdie and reduced 6 strokes in the first half alone.
Rosner, who continued to rise in the second half, made birdies on holes 1 (par 4), 3 (par 5), and 6 (par 4), then wrote pars on all the other holes.
The 9 under par 63 was one stroke short of the course record of 10 under par 62 set by Go Gun-taek in the first round of the Korean Tour Genesis Championship held at the same venue last October.
After the match, Rosner said,크크크벳 “A lot of things were in my favor. I played well, but I need a certain amount of luck to hit 63 on a difficult course.” I was satisfied with the game.
However, as the course was difficult, I was not vigilant.
“Today was a day of perfect luck,” he said carefully. “If I could play golf like this every day, I wouldn’t have a wish.”
Among Korean players, Park Sang-hyun (40), who won 11 wins on the Korean Tour, scored a 5-under-par 67, tied for second place with Andy Sullivan (England), and was ranked the highest.
Park Sang-hyun said, “I am satisfied by finishing the first round with a good score.” Not only the current driver shot, but also the iron shot feeling is good. So even when the pin was in the corner of the green, he played confidently,” he said, revealing the secret to reducing 5 strokes.
Park Sang-hyun, who competed for the championship with a tie for second place, showed his will to win the first DP World Tour in Korea.
It has been 10 years since the 2013 Ballantine’s Championship that the DP World Tour was held in Korea.
Park Sang-hyun said, “I participated in the Valentine’s Championship held 10 years ago, and I was ranked third in 2017 or so.” He showed a strong will to win.
Five people, including Hyungjun Lee and Pablo Larazabal (Spain), tied for fourth place by hitting 4 under par 68, and Wooyoung Cho, who won the amateur championship for the first time in 10 years at the Golfzon Open last week, made five birdies and two double bogies this day. I wrote it down and hit a 1 over par 73.