Lee Hyung-jun, strong in fall, wins first time in 40 months… 6 wins in KPGA career

Hyundai Marine & Marine Engineering (Hyundai Marine) beats Lee Dong-min in overtime at the Choi Kyung-ju Awards

Lee Hyeong-jun (30), who becomes exceptionally strong when the cold autumn wind blows, rose again to the top of the Korean Professional Golf Tour (KPGA) after three years and four months.

Hyung-Jun Lee won the Korea Tour KPGA Hyundai Marine & Marine Engineering Kyung-Joo Choi Invitational (total prize money of 1.25 billion won) held on the 2nd at the Ferrum Club (par 72) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do.

Hyung-Jun Lee and Lee Dong-Min finished the final four rounds with a total of 10-under 278, and overtime was played on the 18th hole (par 5).

In the first overtime, they both missed birdie putts, and the second overtime, played on the same 18th hole, ended with a mistake by Lee Dong-min.

Lee Dong-min’s second shot from the bunker went into the penalty court, and even the fourth shot fell into the bunker and became a double bogey.

Hyeongjun Lee, who hit the green for the first time in three times, did not putt a birdie, but kept the par calmly and secured the championship.

After winning the Descente Korea Match Play in 2019, Hyung-Jun Lee, who added the trophy for the first time in 40 months, has risen to a career high of six wins.

Hyeongjun Lee won 4 out of 6 wins by fall.

Hyeongjun Lee, who served in the army from January 2020 to July last year, enjoyed his first victory after becoming a reservist.

Hyungjun Lee secured a prize of 250 million won and a three-year seed from next year to 2015.

Starting this year, the winner will be seeded for three years.

Hyeongjun Lee, who entered the final in a tie for ninth place, finished two shots behind the joint-leading group, had five birdies and held off one bogey, saving four strokes to claim victory comeback.

Hyung-Jun Lee played 5 overtime games so far and won 2 times.

Lee Dong-min, who was aiming for three career victories by going three strokes into overtime, swallowed disappointment in the first overtime on the regular tour.

Jeon Seong-hyeon (29), who shot 6-under-par 66, and Lee Jeong-hwan (31), who broke four shots, to third place (9-under 279).

Jung-hwan Lee tied for the lead once, but missed his chance to join in overtime by sinking his second shot on the final 18th hole (par 5).

Seo Yo-seop (26), who took the lead in the quarter-final and was aiming for three wins of the season, was hit by a double bogey on the 17th hole (par 4) while running 9 under, and fell n painful. double bogey.

Seo Yo-seop, who shot a 1-over par 73, finished the tournament in a tie for 7th (7-under 281).

Kang Kyung-nam (39), a ‘baekjeon veteran’ with 11 wins, who also started the final as joint leader, lost three strokes and had to settle for a tie for 10th (5- under par 283).

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