Park Sang-hyun claims wire-to-wire win at Shinhan Donghae Open

Park Sang-hyun won the Shinhan Donghae Open. (AFP pic)

SEOUL: South Korean golfer Park Sang-hyun on Sunday fired an eight-under-par 63 to claim a stunning wire-to-wire victory at the Asian Tour’s Shinhan Donghae Open in Incheon, South Korea.

The 35-year-old finished his fourth round with eight birdies for a final score of 262, finishing on 22 under par and five strokes ahead of Scott Vincent from Zimbabwe.

New Zealander Nick Voke came third after carding 65 in the final round to finish a further two strokes back at the Bear’s Best Cheongna Golf Club.

Park’s compatriot and 2009 Shinhan Donghae Open champion Ryu Hyun-woo shared fourth place with Mun Do-yeob, also from South Korea.

The 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open champion, Gaganjeet Bhullar, had enjoyed a strong start to the tournament with a first-round 67, but failed to build on it as Park widened his lead through the weekend.

The Indian scored a three-under-par 68 on Sunday to finish in joint-eighth place on 273.