Lee Min-woo tied for lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Korean-Australian Lee Min-woo ( Picture 24) took the joint lead in the DP World Tour Rolex Series Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (total prize money of 9 million dollars).
On the 22nd (Korean time) on the third day of the tournament held at Yas Links Abu Dhabi (par 72) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Lee Min-woo hit 6 under par 66 with 7 birdies and 1 bogey. He tied for the lead with Shane Lowry (Ireland) and Francesco Molinari (Italy) with a median total of 13-under 203.
Lee Min-woo, who is ranked 58th in the world, is active in the DP World Tour after passing through the Australian national team. Lee Min-woo, who is recording two wins in the DP World Tour, and Rory and Molinari, who will face each other in the final round as the champion group, are both major champions who won the Open, and it is expected that it will be a showdown of spirit and dignity. The winning prize for this tournament is 1.53 million dollars (approximately 1.9 billion won).
Lee Min-woo, the younger brother of Lee Min-ji, who plays on the LPGA Tour, is famous for handling the 2-iron well. He lands about 260 yards on a low trajectory in the headwind, which he often uses on par-5 second shots. Lee Min-woo caught birdies on all four par 5 holes that day as well. 메이저놀이터
After the match, Lee Min-woo said, “I played very solidly today.” Lee Min-woo’s shot was good enough to catch a hole-in-one birdie on the 4th hole, a par 3 hole 212 yards away. The tee shot hit the hole about a span away.
Victor Perez (France), Scott Grant Lorrest (Scotland), and Sebastian Shoderberg (Sweden) tied for fourth place with a median total of 12 under par. Following behind, 51-year-old veteran Padrigue Harrington (Ireland) drove a daily best of 8 under par and tied for 7th place with an interim total of 11 under par. Harrington caught 8 birdies without bogey on the moving day, including 6 consecutive birdies in holes 11 to 16.