Jeon Gar-ram, 28, took a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Gunsan CC Open on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour ($500 million purse), raising his hopes of winning his first title since returning from military service.
Jeon carded eight birdies and two bogeys for a 6-under 66 in the third round of the tournament at Gunsan Country Club (Par 72) in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, on Saturday.
At 17-under 199, Jeon had a four-stroke lead over second-place amateur Jang Yubin (21).
Jeon made his Korean Tour debut in 2016, posting two career wins, and returned to the Korean Tour this season after being discharged from the military late last year. Since his return, he has three top-10s in 12 events, but no wins.
Amateur Jang Yubin, a member of the Hangzhou Asian Games team, shaved four strokes off his total with seven birdies and three bogeys for a 13-under-par 203, jumping from a tie for 10th to second. If Jang, who is looking for a four-stroke victory, finishes on top, it will be the second amateur to win on the 카지노 Korean Tour this season, joining 22-year-old Cho Woo-young, who won the Golf Zone Open in Jeju in April. Cho is also an amateur at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Kim Han-byul (27) carded nine birdies for a 12-under total to move into a tie for third place with Park Eun-shin (33) and Lee Chang-ki (25).
Kim Min-joon (33), Cho Min-kyu (35) and Choi Young-joon (21) are tied for sixth at 11-under par.