Jeong-woo Ham pushes for KPGA title, tops first day of final LG tournament

Jeong-woo Ham continued his push for the Genesis Grand Prize on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour 2023 season.Ham had four birdies and two bogeys in the first round of the season-ending LG Signature Players Championship at Seowon Valley Country Club (Par 71) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on Sept. 9 and was two strokes off the pace through the 15th hole.However, heavy rain fell at 3:50 p.m. and the remainder of the first round was postponed to Tuesday.

Choi Min-chul, who finished first, is in sole possession of the lead with a 6-under-par 65, while Jeong Jung-mil is in second place with a 5-under-par 66.Ham Jung-woo, who did not finish, is tied for 10th.Ham, who leads the Order of Merit, can clinch the title on his own with a third-place finish or better in the tournament.Second-place Lee Jung-hwan and third-place Park Sang-hyun played in the same group as Ham.Lee was even par through the 15th hole, while Park was one stroke behind.After picking up three birdies in the first half to build momentum, Ham faltered in the second half.He couldn’t get his second shot on the green at the 11th and 12th holes (both par-4s) and made back-to-back bogeys.At the 15th (par-4), he turned things around with a birdie after placing his second shot 1 meter from the hole.However, heavy rain later 바카라사이트 in the day caused water to pool on the green and the tournament organizers decided to resume play on Tuesday.

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