After coming up just short last week at the KPGA Championship, Hyungjoon Lee continued his impressive current form and it finally paid off with a two shot victory at the KPGA Caido Series Jeonbuk Open.
H. Lee started the final day with a four stroke lead, which was extended to five over his closest rival Junseok Lee, with just 9 holes remaining. He looked to be cruising to victory, but you can’t take anything for granted in this game, and the back nine was ready to create some drama.
Having gone 63 holes without a dropped shot, H. Lee looked extremely disappointed to bogey the 10th hole, after a poor chip from beside the green. However, there was some consolation in the fact that J. Lee also bogeyed, maintaining his five stroke lead.
Things started to become more interesting when H. Lee bogeyed again on the 12th, while a few groups ahead Kyungnam Kang was racking up the birdies. The lead was suddenly only one shot, as Kang rolled in another birdie on the 14th- his third in four holes. Back to back bogeys on 15 and 16 by Kang restored Lees three shot cushion, with just three holes left to play.
With his girlfriend caddying for him throughout the season, the duo were able to enjoy a nice Sunday stroll up the 18th, holding a comfortable three shot lead.
A bogey finish didn’t take any of the gloss off what was a very impressive and deserved win for Hyungjoon Lee.
Lee and his girlfriend have formed quite a formidable partnership on the KPGA Tour this season. Will this lead to more partnerships both on and off the course…? Only time will tell!
Lee is now without question the in form player on the KPGA Tour, with his previous three results being 3rd, T-9th and T-2nd. This win was coming and now it has arrived!
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