The fourth edition of the KPGA Caido Series takes place this week at Gunsan CC, on the west coast of Korea. With the first three events producing drama right to the end, more of the same is expected at the NH Shopping Jeonbuk Open.
This season has produced nine different winners on the KPGA Tour, with nobody yet to take the initiative and stand out from the rest. The Tour may currently be lacking a so called superstar destined to go onto bigger things, but this has just added to the unpredictable excitement of the past few months. Every tournament is a realisitic opportunity for almost every player in the field to get into contention and possibly claim an unexpected victory.
Last year’s winner Heungchol Joo, who also won the 2016 KJ Choi Invitational, is in need of a strong performance to kickstart his season. He will undoubtedly enter this week with some added confidence and is one of the strong contenders.
With the Japan Tour still on hiatus, its regular Korean contingent will once again be a strong presence this week. Sang Hyun Park and Jinjae Byun were T-6th, while Bongsub Kim and Eunshin Park finished T-9th at the KPGA Championship. After leading for most of the weekend, Eunshin Park left A-One CC bitterly disappointed with his bogey, double bogey finish, but he is certainly in form and is on the right track to claiming his maiden KPGA Tour victory.
Gunsan CC is the home of the longest hole in the world, but ‘unfortunately’ the KPGA tournament takes place on the other course!
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