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Park prevails in playoff to win second Maekyung Open title

SEOUL (Reuters) – Park Sang-hyun gained the Asian Excursion’s Maekyung Open for the second one time after nailing a grasp putt for par on the 3rd playoff hollow to edge fellow South Korean Chang Yik-eun in Seongnam on Sunday.

The 35-year-old watched Chang slide his par putt previous the opening at the 18th inexperienced then tired his personal from 3 ft so as to add a 2nd identify to the only he gained, additionally in a playoff, on the Namseoul Nation Membership in 2016.

Hwang Jung-gon had previous blown a two shot lead with a double bogey at the last hollow of his fourth around to drop to one-under-par 283 for the event and right into a four-way playoff with Park, Chang and India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar.

Bhullar fell out with a bogey on the first playoff hollow after an errant pressure and a deficient putt noticed Hwang eradicated on the second one to go away Park and Chang to duel it out on a 3rd travel down the 18th fairway.

Global quantity 141 Hwang had perceived to have the trophy in his seize when he approached the 18th tee for the primary time having rustled up 3 birdies in tough scoring prerequisites at the again 9 as his competitors faltered.

A wild pressure despatched his ball into the automobile park, despite the fact that, and, after a drop, he clipped the bushes together with his restoration shot sooner than two-putting and signing for a final-round one-under-par 70.

Chang (69) had regarded to have blown his likelihood of victory with back-to-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th, whilst Park (71) had fallen again into the chasing pack by means of additionally losing a shot on the 16th.

Hwang’s meltdown passed his compatriots and Bhullar (70) a lifeline and ensured the luckless 25-year-old would end 2nd for the 3rd week in a row.

Writing by means of Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, modifying by means of Sudipto Ganguly

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