South Korea’s Jeunghun named Asian Tour golfer for May


Singapore: South Korea’s Jeunghun Wang on June 20 aced another victory after being honoured as the Hilton Asian Tour golfer of the month for May.

In May, Jeunghun completed back-to-back victories with a come-from-behind one-shot triumph in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, barely a week after he had broken through in Morocco.

Jeunghun pipped Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman on the last hole with a birdie to win the tournament tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and Sunshine Tour.

Those two victories also earned the 20-year-old a place in the record books as the youngest player to ever secure back-to-back triumphs in European golf history.

“I’m so happy that my achievements have been recognised by Hilton Worldwide and fans who have voted for me! It has been a great season so far and I can only look forward to more good things to come as the season goes on,” Jeunghun said in a release.

Jeunghun Wang won the award ahead of compatriot K.T. Kim and Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg where the trio were nominated by a selection panel before going into a voting process. (IANS)