Taehoon Ok won the International Series Korea this Sunday on Jeju Island (1.5 million dollars in prize money) ahead of his compatriot Bio Kim, the only second, and the American Trevor Simsby. Frenchman Lionel Weber did not make the cut in South Korea after the second round.
Taehoon Ok, results
At 23, Taehoon Ok won his first success on the Asian Tour. The South Korean, a professional for five years, won at Lotte Skyhill Country Club on Jeju Island with a total score of -15 (269) and a last card of 68 (-3).
He leaves his compatriot Bio Kim, head of the Order of Merit, at a length. American Trevor Simsby completes the podium at -13 (271). Of the fifteen golfers from LIV Golf who took part in this richly endowed tournament (1.5 million dollars), nine had managed to make the cut on Friday evening.
Thais Sadom Kaewkanjana and Phachara Khongwatmai as well as South African Justin Harding, also a member of the DP World Tour, take tenth place in the final at -9 (275), one point ahead of Zimbabwean Scott Vincent, American Andy Ogletree and South African Ian Snyman.
The only Frenchman in possession of playing rights this season on the Asian Tour, Lionel Weber for his part had missed the cut after 36 holes with two heavy cards of 77 (+6) and 84 (+13)… The next stage of the The Asian Tour The 2022 Tour will take place in Japan from September 8 to 11 at the Koma Country Club for the Shinhan Donghae Open (1,043,363 euros in prize money).
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is an East Asian state that occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It is bordered to the north by North Korea, to the west by the Yellow Sea, to the south by the Korea Strait and to the east by the East Sea (or as the Japanese call it but unrecognized by the international community, the Sea of Japan).
Its capital is Seoul, which with more than twenty million inhabitants in its metropolitan area is one of the most populous cities in the world. With a predominantly mountainous landscape and fifty-two million inhabitants, South Korea is the twentieth most densely populated country in the world (the third, after Bangladesh and Taiwan, not counting the microstates).