Park Grabs Wire-To-Wire Vic­tory on Home Soil

HK Golfer - - Asia Focus - Photo by Asian Tour

Sanghyun Park of Korea stamped his au­thor­ity as he shot a mag­nif­i­cent eight-un­der-par 63 to claim a wire-to-wire vic­tory at the US$1 mil­lion 34th Shin­han Dong­hae Open on home soil. The 35-year-old Park won his sec­ond Asian Tour ti­tle fol­low­ing his dom­i­nant five-shot tri­umph at the Bear’s Best Cheongna Golf Club in In­cheon, Korea.

Park started the fi­nal round with a slim one-shot lead, but he pulled away from the rest of the field after scor­ing six birdies on his front nine. Even with a fiveshot lead at the turn, Park con­tin­ued to dic­tate pro­ceed­ings as he marked an­other two birdies on his scorecard be­fore sign­ing for 22-un­der-par 262 to­tal.

The Korean set a new tour­na­ment record for the low­est win­ning gross score. Ji­man Kang and Ga­gan­jeet Bhullar, cham­pi­ons in 2006 and 2016 re­spec­tively, jointly held the pre­vi­ous record of 269. Park also beat the record for low­est win­ning to-par score of 19-un­der­par, set by Kang.

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