Before the final day, Seunghyuk Kim held a seemingly unassailable eight shot lead over the rest of the field. A proven winner on the KPGA Tour, including this season at the Descente Matchplay, this would have been a major upset if Kim didn’t end up as the inaugural winner of the Genesis Championship.
Any inkling of hope that Kim could be caught was quickly diminished, as he rolled in a birdie on the opening hole, to extend his lead to nine shots over his playing partners Seung Yul Noh and Min Gyu Cho.
To ease the almost non existent pressure on Kim, both Noh and Cho bogeyed the second, and his lead hit double figures!
After winning a car for his ace on Saturday, Min Gyu Cho had already enjoyed a lucrative tournament, but the battle for second was very much up for grabs. Cho could have secured this all by himself, only for his birdie putt on the 18th to come up just short of the hole. Still no complaints this week for Cho!
Kyungnam Kang produced a blistering final round 65 (-7), to finish in T-2nd alongside Cho and Korean American Seungsu Han.
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