‘Bad 18th’ Choi finishes runner-up at PGA Champions Tour’s Sanford International by one stroke

Kyung-ju “Tank” Choi finished runner-up at the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Champions Tour’s Sanford International ($2 million purse).

Choi carded six birdies and one bogey for a 5-under 65 in the third round on the final day of the tournament at Minnehaha Country Club (par 70-6729) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. With a final total of 15-under par 195, Choi finished the tournament in second place, one stroke behind Steve Stricker (USA).메이저사이트

The Champions Tour is for players aged 50 and over. Choi, 53, competed in the event in 2020, winning once and finishing runner-up four times. After winning the Pure Insurance Champion in September 2021, Choi added a runner-up finish at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in October last year, nearly 11 months after finishing second.

Choi came from behind to chip away at the lead. She birdied the par-5 16th hole to move into a share of the lead. She then moved within one shot of the top spot, but a bogey on the 18th (par-4) meant she had to settle for second place.

Choi will look to pick up her first win of the year at the Pure Insurance Championship on April 23. When she won the event in 2021, Choi had finished runner-up at the previous event, the Sanford International. It will be interesting to see if she can follow the same pattern this year.

Meanwhile, Yong Eun Yang, who finished tied for third at the Ascension Charity Classic ($2 million) last week, is tied for 18th after shooting a 7-under par 203.