Incheon Songdo Jack Nicklaus GC Korea (par 72) is one of the most notorious courses in Korea. The long battlefield of 7454 yards, tricky and sensitive greens, and course settings that require various strategies do not easily allow under par. If the rough sea breeze of Incheon is added to this, the course becomes even more like a nightmare. This is the reason why only five players hit under par for four days at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship held here last October.
9 under par at the notorious Jack Nicklaus GC. The main character is Antoine Rosner (France), who scored 9 under par 63 in the first round of the Korea Championship Presented by Genesis (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held jointly by the KPGA Korean Tour and DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) on the 27th. This score is the second best score after the 10 under par written by Ko Gun-taek in the first round of the Genesis Championship last year.
On this day, Rosner showed a perfect performance, hitting 9 birdies without bogey. It created a good flow from the start, with 6 of them coming out in the first half. After the game, Rosner said, “It takes a certain amount of luck to hit 63 on a difficult course.” Evaluated.크크크벳
Rosner made his professional debut in 2016 and has been active on the DP World Tour since 2019. He has so far played in 83 games and won 3. His 63 strokes recorded on this day is his highest score of the year. “Today was a perfect lucky day,” he said. “I wish I could hit like this every day.”
In the match, Park Sang-hyun, the star of Korean men’s golf, tied for second place with a 5-under-par 67 with six birdies and one bogey. Lee Hyeong-jun is tied for 4th with a 4 under par 68, and Kim Bio, Yang Ji-ho, Ok Tae-hun and Jung Han-mil are tied for 8th with a 3-under 69.