Lee Jae-kyung (24, CJ) took the lead on the first day of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour KB Financial Live Championship (total prize money of 700 million won).
In the first round of the tournament held at the Black Stone Golf Club (par 72) in Icheon, Gyeonggi on the 25th, Lee Jae-kyung tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to record a 4 under par 68.
Lee Jae-kyung tied with Kim Min-soo (33, Volvik) and Korean-Canadian Lee Tae-hoon to start the tournament jointly.
Lee Jae-kyung, who was the 2019 Korean Tour Rookie of the Year, has consistently posted 2 wins and 4 runner-ups on the tour. However, he has not been able to connect with the top since winning the Genesis Championship in 2021, and he is aiming for his third win in this tournament.
Lee Jae-kyung, who recorded pars on all nine holes in the first half, showed strength in the second half.
He caught a birdie in the first hole of the second half (par 5) and then reduced another stroke in the third hole (par 3). Lee Jae-kyung, who made the only bogey in the game on the 5th hole (par 5), got a birdie on the 6th hole (par 4).
Afterwards, Lee Jae-kyung, who caught consecutive birdies in the 8th hole (par 4) and 9th hole (par 4), finished the game as a joint leader.토토사이트
Kim Min-soo tied 4 birdies, an eagle, and 2 bogeys to record a 4 under par, and Lee Tae-hoon also tied 3 birdies, an eagle, and a bogey to join the joint lead.
Seo Yo-seop (27, DB Insurance) and Kim Jae-ho (41, Woosung Construction) tied for 4th place with an interim total of 3 under par 69 strokes, one stroke behind the leading group.