Uhm Jae-woong has returned to the top of the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour for the first time in five years.
Uhm lost one stroke in the fourth round of the Baeksong Holdings-Asiad CC Busan Open (total prize money of 1 billion won) at Asiad Country Club (Par 71) in Busan on Monday, but won with a total of 15-under-par 269.
Park Sang-hyun, who was looking to win back-to-back tournaments, competed in the same championship group as Uhm Jae-woong but finished three shots behind in second place with a 12-under-par 272 total.
Uhm made his Korean Tour debut in 2009, but has primarily played on the Asian Tour.
After winning the Hewons Celebrity Pro-Am in September 2018, Uhm earned his second Korean Tour victory in his hometown of Busan, earning an official purse of 200 million won along with an additional 200 million won in cash.
Uhm started the final round with a one-stroke lead over Park Sang-hyun and led by three strokes at one point in the first half.
Park persisted and birdied the 10th hole (par-4) to take the lead, but Uhm remained calm.
While Park dropped a stroke at the 14th (par-4), Uhm parred the hole, setting up a crucial opportunity to win at the 16th (par-3).
Park made a costly mistake on the 16th, dropping his tee shot into the water and making a double bogey.
Uhm also bogeyed the hole, but was able to pull within two strokes of Park.
Coming to the final hole, Uhm made a comfortable par putt to win by three strokes after Park made another bogey. 슬롯게이밍