There are people who watch the 42nd GS Caltex Maekyung Open, the ‘Korean Masters’, with more joy than anyone else. They are the families of Jeong Tae-yang (22) and Jeong Han-mil (31). The two players, who are direct cousins, were named at the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the tournament held at Namseoul CC in Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province on the 5th. Jeong Tae-yang and Jeong Han-mil wrote 7 under par 135 strokes and 6 under par 136 strokes, respectively.
Jeong Tae-yang, who reduced one stroke on the first day, showed concentration by driving 6 under par on the second day. He reduced 6 strokes by tying 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys, and took the opportunity to taste the excitement of his first victory at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open.
The highlight of the day’s play came from the first hole. Jung Tae-yang snatched a valuable eagle with his second shot from the fairway bunker. Jeong Tae-yang said, “After catching an eagle on hole 1, I had a good feeling that today would be a good day.”
Jeong Han-mil recorded 3 under par 68 strokes on both the first and second days. Jung Han-mil emphasized, “I achieved satisfactory results at Namseoul CC after a long time. I am happy to play on the weekend. I think I can expect good results if I play like today. I will play the remaining rounds happily.”
The two players, with a 9-year age difference, have the same golf skills. I started playing golf around the same time. Jeong Tae-yang said, “I learned golf with Hanmil-hyung at the recommendation of my eldest father. Competing at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, Korea’s best golf tournament, feels different.”
Jung Han-mil gave a thumbs up, saying that he has a lot to learn from Jung Tae-yang. He said, “There are many times when I am surprised when I see Taeyang. It’s hard to believe that he is a 9-year-old younger brother.”ㅋㅋㅋ벳
The two players, who competed for the lead on the third day of the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, are eagerly waiting to be placed in the same group on the final day. Jung Han-mil raised his voice, saying, “Since I was young, I have been talking about meeting Tae-yang at the championship group on the final day.”
On the third and final day, the two players said that their families would visit the site, saying, “I want to show a great image as much as my family comes to support me. I will let golf fans know that the Jung family plays golf well.” I will do my best on the golf course. I have no intention of giving up if we are competing for the championship.”