KPGA Bizplay E-Mail Open Reduced from 72 Holes to 54 Holes

The Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour’s Bizplay-Electronic Newspaper Open (total prize money of 700 million won) has been reduced to 54 holes due to a waterlogged course caused by heavy rain.

The tournament organizing committee announced that the second round of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held on the 15th, has been moved to the 16th and a 54-hole tournament will be played to determine the winner.

Players who finish in the top 60 in the second round on Saturday will play the final round on Sunday to determine the final standings.

This is the second time this year that a KPGA Korean Tour event will be played over 54 holes after the GS Caltex-Mae Kyung Open in May. In particular, the Bizplay-Electronic Newspaper, which is in its fourth year, has been shortened to 54 holes on three occasions, not including the 2021 edition.

The first edition of the tournament, held at Tamius Country Club in Jeju in 2020, was reduced to 54 holes after the second day’s play was canceled due to strong winds, and the third edition, held at Blackstone Jeju Country Club last year, was also reduced to 54 holes after the first round was postponed due to strong winds.

It rained heavily at Cosmos Rings in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do, where the tournament was held, and the water on the course was not easily drained due to the landfill.

The tournament organizers postponed the second round, which was scheduled to start at 7 a.m., to a 12 p.m. start four times to drain the water, but the water did not drain enough for normal play and the tournament was finally shortened to 54 holes.메이저놀이터

KPGA Tournament Chairman Kwon Chung-won said, “The rain that fell from the night before until this morning created abnormal conditions on the course that made ball retrieval difficult. The tournament committee, the course management team, and the Tour Operations Director decided to cancel the tournament after consulting with the title sponsor, taking into account the course conditions and maintenance time.”

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