Kim Young-soo (34) created a chance to win in Japan.
In the first round of the DP World Tour ISPS Handa Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) being held at PGM Ishioka Golf Club (par 70) in Omitama, Japan on the 20th, Kim Young-soo narrowed down 7 birdies and recorded 63 strokes without bogey.
Last year, he won the Korean Tour Genesis Championship and the LG Signature 메이저놀이터Players Championship, winning both the grand prize and prize money. It announced the return of golf geniuses who swept all amateur competitions organized by the Korea Golf Association (KGA), such as Song Am-bae, Ik Seong-bae, and Heo Jeong-gu-bae during their amateur days.
Kim Young-soo, who made the best year, won various injuries including a DP World Tour seed. Thanks to this, since March of this year, I have been traveling around the world simultaneously with the Asian Tour and the DP World Tour.
He missed the cut in the International Series Vietnam, which ended on the 16th, but created a chance to win this week in Japan. He played ‘no-bogey’ from the first round.
Kim Young-soo, who caught the first birdie on the 4th hole (par 3) in the first half, added a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4) following the 9th hole (par 4). Riding the momentum, he caught three consecutive birdies from holes 12 to 14 in the second half, and added a birdie at hole 16 (par 5).
Kim Young-soo is tied for the lead with Andy Sullivan (England) at 3:00 p.m. with a 7-under 63. It is one stroke away from the group tied for second place, such as Aaron Cockerill (Canada).
In addition to Kim Young-soo, Korean players Park Sang-hyeon (40), Wang Jeong-hoon (28), and Lee Sang-hee (31) participated in this tournament. Lee Sang-hee caught 4 birdies, but made 3 bogeys and a quadruple bogey on a par 3 hole, leaving regret with a 3 over par.
The first round of the DP World Tour ISPS Handa Championship is being broadcast live on SPOTV Golf & Health and can also be watched on OTT service SPOTV NOW.