Lee Dong-hwan, 2nd Japanese professional golf winner, takes the lead in the 2nd round of the Hana Bank Invitational

Donghwan Lee

Lee Dong-hwan (37), who won twice in the Japan Professional Golf Tour (JGTO), took the lead in the second round of the Hana Bank Invitational (total prize money of 1.3 billion won).

Lee Dong-hwan hit 4 under par 67 with 7 birdies and 3 bogeys in the second round on the second day of the tournament held at Namchuncheon Country Club (par 71, 7,335 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 14th.

Lee Dong-hwan, who recorded a two-day total of 6 under par and 136 strokes, was tied for third place, one stroke behind the leader as of 3:20 p.m. 안전놀이터

The leaders are Hiroshi Iwata (Japan) with 7 under par and 135 strokes, and Lee Sang-hee, who is still in the second round.

This tournament is co-hosted by the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour and JGTO, and 60 priority seeded players from both countries will compete for the championship.

Lee Dong-hwan, a former member of the national team, was a promising player who entered the Japan tour in 2006 and became the youngest rookie of the year.

Afterwards, he won the 2007 Mizuno Open and the 2011 Doshin Tournament, earning his second JGTO victory. In 2012, he became the first Asian player to pass the PGA Tour Qualifying School in first place.

He participated in 69 tournaments on the PGA Tour, and his best result was a tie for 3rd place at AT&T National in 2013. He also won the PGA 2nd division tour once in 2017.

Lee Dong-hwan said, “I would like to thank the Hana Financial Group officials for allowing me to appear as a recommended player. This is my first time playing on this course, so I need to develop a strategy for each hole rather than playing aggressively,” he said, expressing his feelings after completing half of the tournament.

He returned to Korea in March 2022 after completing the second part of the U.S. tour and said, “I took a two-year break from touring and ran an academy to completely recover from a herniated disc in my neck,” and added, “I am now in the process of preparing step by step for my prime in my 40s.” . 슬롯사이트

Lee Dong-hwan, who earned a KPGA Tour seed this year by finishing in a tie for 25th in the KPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament last year, has his best result out of eight tournaments this year with a tie for 56th in the KPGA Founders Cup in April.

He expressed his motivation, saying, “While working at the academy, I took the qualifying tournament to teach students more. I still have more than 15 years left in my golf career.

He explained that what he emphasizes to academy students is ‘the mindset to think about golf.’

Lee Dong-hwan said, “When everyone first starts playing golf, their goal is to go to the PGA Tour, but to achieve that dream, you have to overcome extremely slim odds. If you have even the slightest misconception in this fierce competition, you will not be able to further realize the dream you want to achieve.” “The attitude toward golf is the most important,” he added.

He said, “It was not easy to adapt to the Korean Tour turf,” and expressed his determination, “However, after returning, I took the opportunity to perform well earlier than expected in this tournament, and I will do my best in the remaining 3rd and 4th rounds.” 토토사이트 추천

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