The main character of the DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) and the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour, held in Korea for the first time in 10 years, was Pablo Larazabal (40) from Spain. Lara Sabal reduced 5 strokes with 6 birdies and 1 bogey in the final 4th round of the new tournament ‘Korea Championship’ held at Incheon Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (GCK) Urban Links Course (par 72) on the 30th, for a final total of 12 under par 276 Became the first champion of the Tarot competition. He lifted the DP World Tour’s 8th championship trophy and collected 340,000 dollars (approximately 460 million won) in prize money.
Lara Sabal, who finished the third round in a tie for second place by a stroke with leader Robert McIntyre (Scotland), faced a crisis with his first bogey on the 10th hole (par 4), but then 11th (par 4) and 12th (par 4) ), he made a successful rebound by winning consecutive birdies. Even in hole 15 (par 5), the tee shot narrowly avoided out of bounds (OB) and eventually made a birdie, widening the gap with the pursuers. After the tournament, Lara Sabal said, “I planned to bet on the game in the second half of the nine holes. He bogeyed the 10th hole, and he was able to ride the upward trend after making a birdie on the 11th hole.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Lara Sabal, who will celebrate his 40th birthday on May 15, said, “There are some young players who send the ball 40 yards farther than me, and I am happy to win.” Lara Sabal, who previously tied for 6th place at the ‘Valentine Championship’, the last co-sponsored competition held in Korea in 2013, said, “I like playing in Korea. (With this win), it has now become my favorite country.” He also added that he would participate again next year as the defending champion. Lara Sabal, ahead of his older brother’s wedding on the coming Saturday, burst into laughter, saying, “The main character of the wedding will be my older brother, but about 5% of it will be a moment to celebrate my victory.”
Meanwhile, among Korean players, Park Sang-hyun (40) was named the highest joint third. He shot a final total of 9-under-par 279, three shots behind Lara Sabal. Park Sang-hyun, who was tied for second place until the 3rd round, reduced 2 strokes with 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogies that day. Although he did not come close to the trophy, he received applause from the galleries with his fantastic eagle on the 14th hole (par 4). He succeeded by targeting a distance of about 30m from the rough to the hole with a 58-degree wedge.
Park Sang-hyun, who finished the tournament in a forced march, with the game suspended twice due to bad weather in the third round, said, “It was a longer journey than ever. He said, “My leg muscles loosened up at the end of the game,” while sticking out his tongue, saying, “Still, I think I finished with a good score, so I’m satisfied.” In addition, Lee Jeong-hwan and Kang Kyung-nam tied for 10th with a 7-under 281 strokes.