‘Unknown’ Kim Chan-woo, who was not even in the top 10 this year, wins his first career win in a 36-hole tournament… Acquired seed for the second year of the Korean Tour

 Kim Chan-woo (23) enjoyed his first win in his second season on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour. 

In the final second round of the Bizplay Electronic Newspaper Open held at Cosmos Rings (par 72) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do on the 17th, Kim Chan-woo made only 8 birdies without bogeys and recorded 8 under par 64 strokes.

Kim Chan-woo, who recorded a final total of 12 under par and 132 strokes, won the championship by one stroke over Jeon Ga-ram, Lee Seong-ho and Korean-American Jeong Yoon (13 under par and 133 strokes), who were tied for second place.

Kim Chan-woo, who debuted on the Korean Tour last year, had to enter the qualifying tournament with a prize money ranking of 79th, and regained his seed with difficulty. 

He was a nearly unknown player before winning this tournament. He tied for 3rd in the Woosung Construction Open held at the South Rings Yeongam Kyle Phillips Course (par 72) last year, but has not ranked in the top 10 even once this season. His best finish of the season was a tie for 13th in the LX Championship.

The gift of his first win was priceless. He received 105 million won in prize money and was eligible to play on the Korean Tour until 2025. 

This tournament was canceled on the second day due to drainage problems due to bad weather, and the match on the third day was also reduced to 36 holes as it did not proceed normally. It has been 34 years since the Pocari Sweat Open in 1989 that the winner was determined over 36 holes in the Korean Tour.

The winning prize money was also reduced by 25% in accordance with the payment regulations when the number of holes was reduced to 36 holes. 메이저놀이터

Su-min Lee and Gyeong-jun Moon tied for 5th place with a total of 10 under par and 134 strokes. Defending champion Choi Jin-ho finished the tournament in a tie for 14th place (7 under par, 136 strokes).

Ko Gun-taek, who attempted to win his fourth game of the season, failed to make the cut with a total of even par 144 strokes.

Seung-min Lee, who has overcome autism and is active as a professional golfer, recorded a total of 2 under par 142 strokes, but failed to pass the cut. 

Lee Seung-min, who passed the cut four times this season, earned the right to participate on his own following the seed readjustment in the second half of the year, and from this tournament, he will participate in the tournament as a Korean Tour qualification rather than as an invited player.

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