Go Gun-taek, 4 years old, first win in KPGA season opener

On the 16th, Go Gun-taek shot a 7 under par 65 in the final round of the DB Insurance Promy Open (total prize money of 700 million won), the opening day of the KPGA Korean Tour, held at the Old Course (par 72) at the Ravievell Country Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. With a final total of 20 under par, 268 strokes, he beat defending champion Park Sang-hyun (18 under par, 270 strokes) by two strokes and climbed to the top.

This is the first victory in his life that Go Gun-taek, who debuted on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2020, achieved after 4 years. It also secured a 3-year seed on the KPGA Korean Tour, which is given to the winner of this tournament. Seeds are given one year longer than regular competitions. He also received 140 million won in prize money. Ko Gun-taek’s best performance on the KPGA Korean Tour, which had previously competed in 48 tournaments, was a tie for 4th at last year’s KB Financial Live Championship.

Ko Gun-taek, who entered the final round in second place, one stroke behind Seo Yo-seop, jumped to the lead with consecutive birdies on the 13th to 15th holes. Afterwards, Park Sang-hyun, who caught a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4), was allowed a joint lead, but he succeeded in making a 4m birdie on the 17th hole (par 3), leading Park Sang-hyun, who wrote down a bogey, by two strokes, virtually splitting the game. 안전놀이터

Go Gun-taek also set a new record for the lowest stroke in the tournament that day. The previous record was 269 strokes left by Maeng Dong-seop in 2017. Seo Yo-seop, who took the lead throughout the first to third rounds, tried to win the opening game hosted by his main sponsor, but only reduced two strokes in the final round and finished the tournament in third place (16 under par, 272 strokes).