Jang Yoo-bin, who showed off as a ‘National Dignity’ pro, “Challenge AG gold by winning the opening match!
I am happy to win the opening match. I will do my best this year with the goal of winning a gold medal in the Asian Games.”
National team member Jang Yu-bin (21) was honored to win the opening game of the 2023 Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Srixon Tour. It is the second time in history that an amateur won the Srixon Tour after Park Joon-hong (22, Woori Financial Group) in the 16th tournament in 2021.
Jang Yu-bin lifted the trophy with a total of 17 under par and 125 strokes in the second round of the Srixon Tour, which ended on the 29th at Solgo Country Club Sol Course (par 71) in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do. It was an overwhelming victory by seven strokes over “pro” Park Hyung-wook (24, Mugunghwa Trust)안전놀이터, who won two wins on the Srixon Tour. The winner by 7 strokes is the first in 8 years since the 4th round of the 2015 Challenge Tour.
Jang Yoo-bin, whose grandfather is a tennis player and whose grandmother is a national tennis player, has been selected as an active national team member since 2017. He won the gold medal in the individual event at the National Sports Festival in 2019, and is probably the strongest player who won the individual gold medal at the Korea Golf Association Jan
He took the lead by catching 7 birdies without bogey on the first day, and reduced 9 strokes on the same day to hold the championship trophy with a no-bogey play in 36 holes.
Jang Yu-bin said, “I am really happy to win the professional competition as an amateur. I am more than happy to have won the first competition,” he said. I put a lot of effort into field training thinking that putting was weak, but it worked,” he said with a satisfied expression.
He, who is scheduled to participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, said, “I am very honored to be participating in the Asian Games. I think of it as an opportunity to play while learning from seniors Kim Si-woo and Lim Seong-jae. The gold medal is my goal,” he said.
Jang Yu-bin, who announced that he plans to turn professional after the Asian Games, revealed his goal, “I want to win a seed on the Korean Tour next year by consistently playing on the Srixon Tour.”
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