Kim Young-soo (34) tried to win the Asian Tour International Series Thailand (total prize money of 2 million dollars) by reversing, but unfortunately failed to advance to the overtime.
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at the Black Mountain Golf Club (par 72) in Thailand on the 12th, Kim Young-soo recorded 6 under par 66 strokes by catching 6 birdies without bogey.
Kim Young-soo, who recorded a final total of 19 under par 269 strokes, was unable to join the overtime round as he was one stroke short of co-leaders Wade Ormsby (Australia) and Chontit Trung Bununggam (Thailand).
Kim Yeong-soo, who started the final round with a tie for 10th place by two strokes, took the first birdie on hole 2 (par 5), three consecutive birdies on holes 4 to 6, and birdie on hole 9 (par 4), putting pressure on the leader step by step. As he caught a birdie on the 14th hole (par 3), he started to tie for the lead.
However, after that, Kim Young-soo could no longer reduce his at-bats and hesitated. In the 17th hole (par 4), where one-on is possible, the tee shot fell into the bunker around the green, but the bunker shot was exquisitely placed close to the pin, but the 1.5m birdie putt turned the hole to the left and missed the birdie opportunity.
In the last 18th hole (par 5), the tee shot fell into the left fairway bunker and had to be cut off. Kim Young-soo, who could have joined the overtime if he caught just one more birdie, couldn’t hide his deep regret after missing this birdie putt.
Although the fairway landing rate was not very good at 42.86% (6/14), the green hit rate was high at 88.89% (16/18), and the number of putts was stable at 28. Kim Young-soo, who tied for third place, had to be content with the best Asian Tour record.
Kim Young-soo won his second season by winning the Genesis Championship, a special event on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour last year, and had his best season by winning the championship 11 years after his professional debut. He is participating in last year’s Asian Tour as the king of prize money on the Korean Tour. Having won the Genesis Grand Prize, he also received the right to participate in the DP World Tour this season and plans to focus on overseas tours this year. 토토사이트
By the third round, Bae Yong-joon (23), who expected a come-from-behind victory by tying for 5th place with the leading group by 1 stroke, struggled by reducing 3 strokes, but the ranking was pushed back to 6th place (17 under par, 171 strokes). Park Sang-hyun (30) and Lee Tae-hee (39), the eldest male golfers in Korea, also tied for 6th place.
The victory went to Ormsby, who birdied on the first hole after an extended play. Ormesby recorded his 4th Asian Tour career 3 years and 2 months after the Hong Kong Open in January 2020. The winning prize is 360,000 dollars (approximately 470 million won).