Kim wins first career title in Incheon

Journeyman Kim Seung Hyuk birdied the last hole for a two-under 70 yesterday to secure his first professional title at OneAsia Tour's SK Telecom Open.

The 28-year-old South Korean finished on 11 under at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, one shot ahead of compatriots Lee Tae Hee and Kim Kyung Tae.

Australian David Bransdon also challenged down the stretch but had to settle for fourth place on nine under, while star attraction KJ Choi ended a shot further behind.

Sharing the overnight lead with Kyung Tae, Seung Hyuk looked to have blown his chance with a double-bogey at the fourth, but birdies at five and seven got him back in the mix.

"I didn't panic after the double," he said. "There were still a lot of holes to come, so I just focused on my game." - AFP.