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12-Time Simulator Golf Champion Claims Victory On Asian Tour

Hongtaek Kim fist pumps after winning

When it comes to the world of professional golf, there are varying amounts of Tours available to the upcoming pro player. One of those is simulator (indoor) events and, on the Asian Tour, Hongtaek Kim showed that indoor golf transfers to the real thing, as he claimed a thrilling victory.

Playing in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open at Namseoul Country Club, Kim defeated Thailand’s Chonlatit Chuenboonngam in a playoff to pick up a maiden Asian Tour victory.

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Nicknamed the King of the Screen after 12 victories on the golf simulator circuit on Korea’s GTour, Kim finished 10-under-par alongside Chuenboonngam and, at the first playoff, it was Kim who holed a four-foot par putt to claim the biggest win of his career.


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