‘Screen golf’s strongest player’ Kim Min-soo has a chance to win his first Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour event.
Kim shot a 3-under 69 with five birdies and two bogeys in the second round of the KPGA Korean Tour’s KB Financial Live Championship ($700 million in prize money) at Blackstone Golf Club (Par 72) in Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, on Saturday.
With a 7-under-par total of 137, Kim made the turn in a tie for the lead with Lee Jung-hwan.
Kim is no stranger to double-digit wins in screen golf tournaments. However, he hasn’t had much success on the Korean Tour. His best finish is a tie for fourth. 안전놀이터
“In screen golf, variables like distance and wind strength are numerical, so you can calculate them accurately. However, field is difficult because there are too many variables. But field tournaments are more fun and I’m greedy. For now, we are aiming for a top 10 finish.”
Bae Yong-jun and Yeom Seo-hyun are tied for third place, two strokes behind the leaders, with a 5-under par 139.
Chung “Jang Hitter” Chan-min, who won his first career title at the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open, shot a 3-under 141 and is tied for eighth.
Baek Seok-hyun, who won his first title at the SK Telecom Open last week, shot a 4-over 148 to tie for 52nd and barely missed the cut.