Teen golfer boosts Order of Merit bid

Home > Sports > Baseball

print dictionary print

Teen golfer boosts Order of Merit bid

테스트

Noh Seung-yul

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland - Teenage Korean star Noh Seung-yul came in an impressive fourth place at the European Masters on Sunday to improve his shot at taking the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit title.

The 19-year-old carded a four-under-par 67 at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club for a 13-under-par 271 total, eight shots behind Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain.

Noh, who impressed Australian legend Greg Norman after playing alongside him in the first two rounds, shot seven birdies to his three bogeys and finished four shots ahead of second-ranked Marcus Fraser of Australia, who tied for 16th place in the event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.

“It was much better than yesterday,” said Noh, who pocketed $126,700 to widen his monetary lead over Fraser to about $100,000.

“I’m really happy that I could manage to score this week. I played nicely and I’m glad I put up some good scores to finish in the top five. I feel much better now knowing that I’ve got a bit of a lead over Marcus after this week,” said Noh.

Noh, winner of the Malaysian Open in March, will head to the Netherlands before returning to Korea for a week-long break.

He will then resume his chase for the prestigious Merit title at the Asia-Pacific Open in Japan.

Fraser is also bidding to become the first Australian to win the Asian Tour’s No. 1 spot. The golfer will head to Asia for five events in the coming months.

It promises to be an intriguing battle, as Noh is aiming to become the youngest player in history to become Asia’s No. 1. But the young phenomenon knows that the big-money events at the end of the season can quickly turn things around.

“I still have a lot of work to do,” Noh said. “After winning in Malaysia, it opened the door for me to Europe. The courses are difficult and different to Asia. So I’ve got a lot of experience playing with good players here as well. I feel my game has come up.”


AFP

More in Baseball

Yang Hyeon-jong extends self-imposed deadline for MLB offer

Kiwoom Heroes appoint Hong Won-ki as new manager

KBO foreign stars assemble as teams prepare for spring training

Prolific base stealer Park Hae-min wants to reclaim his crown

SK Wyverns get Kim Sang-su in sign-and-trade deal with Heroes

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now