The 2023 season KPGA Korean Tour’s first new tournament Golf Zone Open kicks off in Jeju.
The second tournament of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour 2023 season, ‘Golf Zone Open in Jeju (total prize money of 700 million won)’ was held for four days from the 20th at Golf Zone County Ora Jeju East and West Course (par 72, 7195 yards) opens in
In the midst of fierce competition for the first champion of 144 players, attention is paid to the performance of Go Gun-taek, who won the first championship in his life last week’s opening match. Go Gun-taek, who was close to being unknown, gave Daebo Golf Club, which was founded last year, its first championship by surprise winning the opening game. Ko Gun-taek is a founding member of the Daebo Golf Club.
Originally from Seogwipo, Jeju, Goguntaek still resides in Jeju. The experience at Golfzon County Ora, where the tournament is held, is also rich. Ko Gun-taek said, “I’ve played a lot in Ora. I’m confident. I won my first win, so now my goal is to win a lot.” I’m excited. I want to win and become the ‘pride of the people’.”
Attention is focusing on how players from Jeju, such as Go Gun-taek, Hyun Jeong-hyeop, Choi Seung-bin, Ha Chung-hoon, and Han Jae-min, will perform in this tournament.
Seo Yo-seop, who missed the championship in the tournament hosted by the main sponsor, will challenge for his first victory of the season in this tournament. Seo Yo-seop played an active role throughout the 1st to 3rd rounds of the DB Insurance Promy Open, which opened last week, but gave up the championship on the last day and finished in 3rd place.
The performance of the promising players is also something to see. Amateur Jang Yoo-bin and Cho Woo-young, who are challenging for the gold medal as national representatives of the Hangzhou Asian Games, will participate in the Korean tour. He is a ‘large prospect’ who has already tasted the championship. Jang Yu-bin won the Srixon Tour opening match in the 2023 season last month, and Cho Yoo-young won the second Srixon Tour tournament, jointly setting a record of two consecutive amateur victories. The best performance on the Korean Tour is Jang Yu-bin’s tie for 33rd at the 2022 Korean Tour Genesis Championship, and Cho Yoo-young’s tie for 13th at the 2020 Maekyung Open.
Ahn Seong-hyun,토토사이트 who holds the record for being the youngest player to participate in the KPGA Korean Tour and the youngest to pass the cut, will participate in this tournament as a recommended player following last week’s opening match.
Kang Gyeong-nam, Kim Gyeong-tae, Kim Bio, Kim Tae-hoon, Moon Gyeong-jun, Choi Jin-ho, and other players representing the Korean Tour will also participate and compete for the first champion spot.