Professional players of both men and women can now participate in the golf event at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games.
At the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, only amateur players were allowed to participate, but starting from this tournament, the door was opened to professional players as well.
The Hangzhou Asian Games golf competition will be held for four days starting on the 28th at the West Lake International Golf Course in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
In Korea, the men’s team consisted of Seongjae Lim and Siwoo Kim, who are active on the PGA Tour, and amateurs Wooyoung Cho and Yubin Jang.
In the women’s division, high school players Lim Ji-yu, Yoo Hyeon-jo, and Kim Min-sol, without any professional players, show their spirit and challenge for a medal.
Looking at the list of golf players for this tournament on MyInfo, an information site for the Hangzhou Asian Games, it is expected that Korean players will be strong in the men’s division and Chinese players will be strong in the women’s division.온라인바카라
In the men’s division, Korea’s competitors are India, featuring Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma, and Thailand, featuring Paracha Kongwatmai and Poom Saksanshin.
Lahiri and Sharma each recorded two wins on the European Tour, and Kongwatmai was the runner-up after overtime at the Shinhan Donghae Open earlier this month.
In addition to these, relatively well-known players include Wu Shun of the host country China, Sidiqer Rahman (Bangladesh), who won twice in the Asian Tour, and Daichi Ko (Hong Kong), who participated in this year’s Shinhan Donghae Open.
Kim Si-woo and Lim Seong-jae, who have won 4 and 2 wins on the PGA Tour, are superior in terms of experience and skills. Jo Woo-young and Jang Yu-bin also stand out on their upward trend, winning one win each in this year’s Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour.
Kim Min-sol being interviewed
In the women’s division, the Chinese players are spectacular, led by Yin Luoning, currently ranked number one in the world.
In addition to In Luoning, the national team includes Lin Siyu, ranked 12th in the world, and Liu Yu, who finished runner-up at the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship in April this year.
Chinese players, who have the advantage of a home course, are expected to perform well in terms of world rankings and career experience.
Other players playing on the LPGA tour include Jen Bei-win (Taiwan) and Aditi Ashok (India).
Thailand, which has recently shown strength in the LPGA Tour, has PK Kongkraphan, who played on the LPGA Tour until 2019, and two amateur players on its list of participating players.
Princess Mary Superior (Philippines), who won the Simone Asia Pacific Cup held in Jakarta, Indonesia in August last year, will also participate.
Japan, which swept the men’s individual and team events at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Games, is sending amateur athletes for both men and women to this year’s competition, and their skills may also be a variable.