[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Golf Leads by 14 Strokes… Team Gold Medal ‘Reserved’
Korean men’s golf has virtually booked a gold medal in the team event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Korean national team members Lim Seong-jae, Kim Si-woo, Jo Woo-young, and Jang Yu-bin combined for a team score of 58 under par and 590 strokes through the third round on the third day of the tournament held at the West Lake International Golf Course (par 72, 7,280 yards) in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 30th. 스포츠토토
There was a 14 stroke difference from the 44-under par 604 of Thailand and Hong Kong,
who were tied for second place, increasing the possibility of winning on the last day of October 1st.
However, since the team competition determines the ranking
by adding up the scores of the top three players in a country,
the gap of 14 strokes is a gap that can be somewhat pursued compared to the gap of 14 strokes in the individual competition.
Korea was pointed out as a strong candidate for the championship
by sending Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo,
who have experience winning the PGA Tour,
as well as Cho Woo-young and Jang Yu-bin,
who each won one win in this year’s Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour as amateurs.
A gold medal in the team event is likely, but the team must aim for a come-from-behind victory in the individual event.
Daichi Go (Hong Kong) reduced 2 strokes on this day to take sole lead with 24 under par 192 strokes,
Hong Jianyao (Taiwan) took sole second place, 3 strokes behind with 21 under par 195 strokes.
Among Korean players, Jang Yu-bin is in sole 3rd place with 20 under par and 196 strokes,
so she needs to catch up with the 4 stroke gap on the last day to aim for a double crown.
Seong-jae Lim is tied for 4th place with 19 under par and 197 strokes,
Si-woo Kim is in 8th place with 16 under par and 200 strokes.
Seong-jae Lim also achieved a come-from-behind victory
at the KPGA Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship
in May of this year after being 5 strokes behind the leader through the third round.
Jo Woo-young lost one stroke on this day and was relegated to a tie for 12th place with 13 under par 203 strokes,
making it difficult for him to enter the individual medal zone.
The most recent example of Korean men’s golf winning a gold medal
at the Asian Games was the individual event (Kim Min-hwi)
the team event at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
At the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions,
she won silver medals in both individual competitions,
silver medals in Incheon and bronze medals in Jakarta-Palembang in team competitions, respectively.