Byun Jin-jae takes sole lead in KPGA Classic 1R Birdies on 6 holes in a row

Kim Han-byeol, who is strong in the modified Stableford method, took second place alone by 1 point.

Byun Jin-jae

Byun Jin-jae took the sole lead in the first round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Classic (total prize money of 700 million won).

Byun Jin-jae finished in sole first place, scoring 19 points with 10 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round of the first day of the tournament held at Golf Zone County Yeongam 45 (par 72, 7,556 yards) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do on the 9th.

This competition, held in a modified Stableford format, awards 2 points for a birdie, 5 points for an eagle, and 0 points for a par, and the ranking is determined by the total of the scores.

If you make a bogey, 1 point is deducted, and if you finish a hole with a score worse than a double bogey, 3 points are deducted.

Byeon Jin-jae, who started from the 10th hole (par 5), accumulated 7 birdies in holes 1 to 9 to accumulate points. In particular, birdies in six consecutive holes from No. 3 to No. 8 were the highlight of the match.

Byeon Jin-jae, who passed the KPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in first place in 2011, finished second at the 2018 Donga Membership Group Busan Open, which is his best result ever.

Byun Jin-jae, who is trying to win his first win since his debut, said, “I had a good shot and I was able to understand the slope well when putting,” and “This is the first time I made 7 birdies in 9 holes, and since I do not have my first win on tour yet, my goal is to win.” .

Kim Han-byeol accumulated an eagle, seven birdies, and a bogey to take sole second place with 18 points, chasing Byun Jin-jae by one point.

Kim Han-byeol ranked first with the most birdies in the modified stableford method four times from 2020 to last year.

In addition, he is strong in the modified Stableford method, such as reaching the top at the 2021 Yamaha/Honors K Open, which was held using the modified Stableford method.

Kim Han-byeol said, “It is an attractive competition because even if you make a mistake, you can make up for it in the next hole.” He added, “Because my style pursues aggressive play, I seem to do well in this type of competition.”

In addition, Jeong-Hwan Lee, who ranked first with the most birdies this season, earned 16 points with one eagle, six birdies, and one bogey, taking sole third place.

Lee Jung-hwan is continuing his upward trend by appearing in four competitions this season and ranking in the top ranks, including 3rd place, 3rd place, 2nd place, and 4th place.

Kim Chan-woo and Lee Gyu-min recorded 15 points and tied for fourth place.

Kim Hong-taek, who won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open last week, was tied for 29th place with 9 points, and Go Gun-taek, winner of the Honors K and Solarago CC Hanjang Award Invitational held last year in a modified stableford format, was pushed out of the top 100 with 2 points. 스포츠토토

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