Kim Young-soo (34) tied for the lead on the first day at the DP World Tour ISPS Handa Championship held in Japan, but suffered a shocking cutoff on the second day.
On the second day of the tournament held at the PGM Ishioka GC (par 70) in Omitama, Japan on the 21st, Kim Young-soo performed sluggishly with a 6-over par, 76 strokes, and tied with Park Sang-hyun (40) for 73rd place with a median total of 1-under-par 139 strokes. Kim Young-soo, who tied for the lead with 7 birdies on the first day without a bogey, made 4 bogeys and 2 double bogeys while only making 2 birdies that day, dropping out of the preliminaries by a stroke.
Kim Young-soo won the Korean Tour Genesis Championship and the LG Signature Players Championship last year and won the Genesis Grand Prize, so he was seeded for the DP World Tour and was able to participate in this tournament. Prior to the opening of the Korean Tour, Kim Young-soo has been on the Asian Tour and the DP World Tour since last month, but was eliminated in the international series Vietnam last week.
Jazz Jane Wattananond (Thailand), who won the 2019 Kolon Korea Open, drove 7 under par and tied for the lead with Lucas Herbert (Australia) and Grant Forest (Scotland) with a median total of 10 under par and 130 strokes. Jane Wattananond reduced 7 strokes with 9 birdies and 2 bogeys that day.
Among Korean players, Baek Woo-hyeon (31) took 6 birdies in no-bogie and tied for 8th place with a median total of 7 under par and 133 strokes, ranking highest. Baek Woo-hyun, who learned golf in New Zealand, played on the China Tour, the third division of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, until 2017, and then moved to Japan in 2018.
Wang Jeong-hoon (27) reduced 3 strokes to finish in a tie for 62nd place with an interim total of 2 under par 138 strokes, advancing to the finals with a pull-up. Wang Jeong-hun was on the verge of missing the cut by committing bogey and double bogey on the 2nd and 3rd holes, but managed to pass the cut with only 6 birdies on the remaining holes.
The DP World Tour will hold the Korea Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) in Korea from the 27th to the 30th of next week. The venue for the tournament is Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo, Incheon,메이저사이트 where the 2015 Presidents Cup was held. A total of 156 players, including 55 Korean Tour players, will participate.