Baek Seok-hyeon (33), who has a lot of bones in the Asian Tour, took the sole lead in the first round of the SK Telecom Open.
Baek Seok-hyun, a veteran of 10 years as a pro, recorded 62 strokes by catching 9 birdies without a bogey in the first round of the KPGA Tour SK Telecom Open, which began on the 18th at Seogwipo Pinx GC (par 71) in Jeju. Baek Seok-hyun, who finished only 9 holes the day before due to heavy rain, finished the remaining 9 holes at 9 am on the morning of the 19th, and after a quick meal, started the second round at 10 am. Although he is forced to play 27 holes a day, his expression is bright as if he is satisfied with the content of the game.
Seok-hyun Baek’s score that day was 62 strokes recorded by Kim Chang-yoon in 2013 (par 72 at the time) and the lowest score on the course.
Baek Seok-hyun started from hole 10 the day before and caught 4 birdies in hole 9, and added 5 birdies again in the remaining 9 holes on the 19th.
Baek Seok-hyun hurriedly ate after the first round, and took some time for an interview right before the start of the second round. Baek Seok-hyun cited grass as the reason for his good score. He said, “I like bentgrass. I always have good memories on this course, I emptied my mind and played happily, and the result came out well. Fortunately, there was no wind and the green was soft, so I played well.” He also said, “I tend to have a bit of difficulty in making shots in middle ground, but in bentgrass, I can do delicate shot making, and it lands well where I want it, which gave me confidence.”
Regarding the lack of results,토스카지노 Baek Seok-hyun said, “My shot wasn’t that bad, but it was difficult to putt. So, from this tournament, I putt within 4m without looking at the ball like Jordan Spieth, looking at the hole cup, and it went well,” he said with satisfaction.
Baek Seok-hyun was well known for his large body, which weighed over 130kg in the past, but in this competition, he is agile (?) with 95kg. He said, “I am gaining weight again. I plan to reduce it further to the second half of 80kg,” he said.
Unlike his long hitter-style body, Baek Seok-hyun is most confident in his wedge shot. He said that being able to play creatively in various approach situations is his strength.