Professional golfers often struggle to defend their titles.
While the fond memories of last year’s victory are certainly there, it’s the pressure that weighs on their shoulders that has the worst effect on their performance.
Especially before the tournament, when your name is called and you participate in pre-tournament events, your head is full of pressure to do well this year.
However, this is not the case for Park Eun-shin, who is attempting to win her second consecutive title at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’s Golf Zone-Dorei Open (total prize money of 700 million won).
Park fired a 7-under 65 in the second round of the tournament on Wednesday at Seonsan Country Club (Par 72) in Golf Zone County, Gumi-si, Gyeongbuk.
Park shot a 13-under-par 131 at the halfway point to share the tournament lead with Chung and Kim Hong-taek, giving her a shot at winning the tournament for the second straight year.
Park carded nine birdies and two bogeys on the day.
After playing 20 holes, including two that were delayed due to fog the day before, Park birdied the final hole of the first round to give her 10 birdie putts on the day.
Park said she is excited and in good spirits, not because of the pressure of defending her title, but because of the good memories.
“It actually makes me more focused,” she said, “and that was the case at the Descente Korea Match Play, which was my first title defense this season.”
Park Eun-shin reached the quarterfinals of the Descente Korea Match Play.
“It’s natural to want to win back-to-back tournaments,” he said, “but there are still two days left, so I have to keep my greed in check and focus on my game.” He vowed not to start drinking kimchi soup.
Park, who has two top-10 finishes and one missed cut in eight events in the second half of the year, attributed her good results in the first and second rounds to a change of mindset ahead of the tournament.
“I thought I was playing pretty poorly, 온라인카지노 but it turns out I wasn’t that bad,” Park said. “It’s important not to get impatient when things aren’t going well,” he added.
He also made two bogeys on the day, but added, “I thought, ‘That’s okay, I’ll get a birdie soon,’ so I was patient.”
Knowing that putting will be crucial to his success in defending his title, Park said that since his last tournament, he has been skipping practice strokes when putting, which has improved his putt success rate.
“I think I’m thinking a lot whenever I take a practice stroke,” Park said. “When I practice on the practice green, I just hit it hard, and I’m putting with that feeling, and it’s definitely working.”
Kim Hong-taek, the “Screen Emperor” who has won just once on the KPGA Korean Tour – the 2017 Dong-A Membership Group Dynamic Busan Open – but has been to the top of the leaderboard more than 10 times on screen golf, made eight birdies without a bogey on the day to go one better than his second career victory in six years.
Chung Mil Chung, who was eight shots off the lead after the first day, shaved five strokes off his score to share the lead for the second straight day.
“I’m going to play the third round as if it’s the first round,” said Jung, who has often played well in the first and second rounds only to collapse in the third and fourth.
Senior Kang Kyung-nam, who was 8-under par through the 16th hole of the first round the day before to share the lead with Jung, parred the remaining two holes and then dropped four strokes in the second round to close to within one stroke of the leaders.
Genesis Grand Prize points leader Ham Jeong-woo shot a 6-under 66 and is two shots back in a tie for fifth place (11-under 133), poised to jump into contention for the title.
“YouTuber golfer” Gong Tae-hyun, who was aiming to make the cut, finished in a tie for 20th place (7-under par 137) and qualified for the weekend.
Park Sang-hyun, who is attempting to surpass $800 million in season earnings, rounded out the field in a tie for 41st place (4-under par 140). 바카라사이트