Korea, International Series Oman is not in the top 10… Japanese Young Gun Kanaya Takumi wins

None of the Korean players made it to the top 10 of the International Series Oman (total prize money of 2 million dollars).

Bio Kim (33) hit 4 under par 68 with 7 birdies and 3 bogeys in the final round of the Asian Tour International Series Oman held at the Almaz Golf Course (par 72) in Muscat, Oman on the 12th.

Bio Kim, who recorded a final total of 1 under par 287, was tied for 11th place. He missed the top 10 by one stroke, but he had the best performance among Korean players.

A large number of Korean players aiming for the Asian Tour participated in the International Series Oman. Along with Kim Bio, 12 people including Seo Yo-seop (28) and Bae Sang-moon (37) came forward. Among them, Ok Tae-Hoon (25) and Lee Tae-Hoon (Canada) withdrew during the first round, and 8 passed the cut. However, it was difficult to overcome the unfamiliar Middle Eastern land and strong winds. 바카라사이트

Following Bio Kim, Yo-seop Seo tied for 17th place with Shin Yong-gu (Canada) with a 1-over par of 289. Shin Yong-koo took the lead in the first round, but lost four strokes in the second round and was shaken with over par for the remaining two days.

Bae Sang-moon lost 3 strokes in the final round and tied for 36th with a 4-over par of 292, while Park Sang-hyun (40) finished 52nd with a 6-over par of 294. Moon Gyeong-jun (41) was ranked 68th with an 11-over par.

Kanaya Takumi (Japan) blocked it well with 5 birdies and 4 bogeys to 1 under par 71 strokes, recording a final total of 10 under par 278 strokes, pushing the 2nd place group by 4 strokes and winning the championship. 

In 1998, young Kanaya was a promising player, holding the number one spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. After sweeping the 2015 Japanese Amateur Championship and the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, he won the team gold medal at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games that year. 

Afterwards, he turned professional in 2020 and even won the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. He is characterized by his unique golf swing and fast follow-through.

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