Korea Open winner Yi Keun Chang can now be referred to as being a multiple champion this season, after he cruised to an impressive victory at the KPGA Mega Open at Dream Park C.C.
Rounds of 64, 65, 64 and a final day 67 gave Chang an average of seven under par each day, on a course that turned out to be the easiest on Tour in recent history.
Chang looked in complete control throughout the final day, as he shared many laughs with his caddie, like they were just playing a casual round of weekend golf. This laidback attitude that Chang possesses, as well as his undeniable talent will undeniably see him in the winner’s circle many more times- but one feels on a bigger stage.
Unfortunately for Chang, due to visa complications he will only play the next two weeks in Korea and then return to the U.S. to weigh up his future options. It is rumoured that Chang can only spend 69 days in Korea annually or else he will be forced to serve his mandatory military service, which runs for almost two years.
On a lighter note, Seungtaek Lee was one shot shy of a 59 today, as he birdied 8 of his final 9 holes, in a remarkable run that saw him finish 4th.
Finishing one shot above Lee, and two behind Chang was Jeonghyup Hyun and Seongjae Im. How can you be disappointed when you shoot -26?? Well when someone else tops it by two. Even to finish in the top 10, a score of -21 or better was required!
There’s no doubt that Chang will celebrate this evening, but with the Shinan Open and Genesis Championship to come, he must be looking at these tournaments as a great opportunity to secure his Asian Tour card next week, and also qualify for the inaugural PGA TOUR CJ Cup, by winning in two weeks. Chang has the talent to go back to back but it won’t be easy, with the likes of Wang and Bae returning to the scene!
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