Lee Seung-min (26), a disabled person with autism developmental disorder grade 3, who became the first champion of the US Adaptive Open, a major tournament for people with disabilities, showed his will to participate in the Paralympic Games.
On the 26th, Lee Seung-min said through the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA), “Winning the US Adaptive Open was a really happy moment in his life. The driving force behind the victory is the experience accumulated on the KPGA Korean Tour,” he said, revealing three goals for the 2023 season.
Lee Seung-min’s first goal is to defend his US Adapted Open title. Lee Seung-min said, “I am nervous and excited to participate as the defending champion. It seems that the interest will grow more than the invitational competition, and the players are expected to prepare a lot,” he said.
He continued, “We expect that a new golf event will be established at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. If I can participate, I will challenge the first champion,” he said. “I want to do my best by participating in any competition to improve awareness and raise interest in developmental disabilities.” 메이저놀이터
In addition, Lee Seung-min will pass the 4th cut of his personal career regular tour and challenge the best performance of the KPGA Korean Tour. Lee Seung-min, who recorded a tie for 83rd in the KPGA Korean Tour QT last year, is on the waiting list for this season. That’s why this year’s KPGA Korean Tour’s Monday qualifiers (Monday) plan to participate unconditionally.
Lee Seung-min passed the cut at the 14th DB Insurance Promy Open in 2018, Shenzhou Peninsula Open in China Tour in 2019, and SK Telecom Open in 2022, and holds a record of passing the cut three times in his personal career. Lee Seung-min, who has participated in the KPGA Korean Tour a total of 22 times since 2017, ranked 62nd at the 14th DB Insurance Promi Open in 2018.
Lee Seung-min said, “If given the opportunity to participate in the KPGA Korean Tour, I want to succeed in passing the cut first and renew my personal best score. The KPGA Korean Tour has always been a ‘dream stage’ to me.”
Currently training in Thailand, he said, “I am focusing on wedge shots and iron shots for precise short games. He will put more effort into attaining a high level of competitiveness.”
Lee Seung-min’s activities to improve awareness of autism and developmental disabilities will continue. Lee Seung-min expresses his deep gratitude to companies such as Hana Bank and SK Telecom that sponsor golf for the disabled, while also participating in the ‘Sarang, Hana, Autism Race’ sponsored by the Hana Bank Lina Heyday Foundation and the ‘SK Telecom Adapted Open’ hosted by SK Telecom. ‘, etc. to improve social awareness of people with disabilities.
Lee Seung-min said that he is steadily saving 20,000 won and 10,000 won, respectively, in the piggy bank whenever he records eagles and birdies. I will become a good golfer and Lee Seung-min who can deliver dreams and hopes.”
Meanwhile, Seung-Min Lee will make his first appearance in the new year by winning the right to participate in the Thailand Golf Tour Singhai Isan Open held at the Khon Kaen Golf Club in Thailand for four days from the 23rd of next month as a recommended player.