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Two-time professional golf champion Park transforms into retired leader as colleagues celebrate

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Official retirement ceremony after second round of Golf Zone-Doray Open

Two-time professional golf champion Junwon Park (37) has announced his retirement from the tour.

Park officially retired after the second round of the Golf Zone-Doray Open at Seonsan Out and In Course (Par 72) in Gumi, Gyeongbuk, on Wednesday.

He was caddied by his best friend Kim Kyung-tae (37, Shinhan Financial Group) for the first and second rounds of the tournament. Park missed the cut with a 3-over-par 147.

He was encouraged by his teammates, including defending champion Eun Shin Park (33-Hana Financial Group) and Jin Ho Choi (39-COWELL).

Park said, “It wasn't an easy decision to leave Jungden Field and I will miss the field. However, due to a combination of injuries, I decided it was time to retire from the tour,” said Park. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the fans who have supported and loved me throughout my career. I had a great time playing on the KPGA Korean Tour for 12 years.”

Transforming into a coach He said, “I'm going to try new challenges in the future. Specifically, I want to walk the path of leadership,” he said. “I want to be a leader that players can rely on while working to foster juniors.”

Park made his debut on the KPGA Korean Tour in 2011. He has competed in 144 tournaments, including the 33rd GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open in 2014, and has 25 top-10 finishes and made the cut in 101 tournaments.

He has also played on the Japan Tour and Asian Tour. He has played on the Asian Tour since 2006 and the Japan Tour since 2008. In 2016, he won the ISPS Handa Global Cup on the Japan Tour, defeating Emiliano Grillo (31-Argentina) in a playoff. 슬롯사이트


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