The beautiful challenge of Lee Seung-min, a golfer with developmental disabilities, continues this year.
Lee Seung-min has autism developmental disorder grade 3. After hard work, Pina became the first person with a disability to qualify as a KPGA tour pro in 2017. Last year, he also became the first champion of the ‘US Adaptive Open’ organized by the United States Golf Association (USGA). By winning this tournament, the Korean people and golf fans were deeply moved.
Lee Seung-min said, “Winning the US Adaptive Open was a really happy moment in my life. The driving force behind winning was the experience I gained on the Korean Tour. I sincerely thank the Korean Tour’s title sponsors, employees, and fellow players for giving me valuable opportunities to participate.” said.
Lee Seung-min’s first goal this year is to defend the US Adaptive Open title. Lee Seung-min said, “I’m both nervous and excited to participate as the defending champion. Interest is likely to grow more than the first tournament, and the players are expected to prepare a lot.” “He made up his mind.
At the same time, Lee Seung-min said, “I 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.” I want to do it,” he said.
The Korean Tour will pass the 4th cut in the personal career and challenge the best score. Lee Seung-min passed the cut at the 2018 DB Insurance Promy Open, the 2019 China Tour Shenzhou Peninsula Open, and the 2022 SK Telecom Open. Lee Seung-min, who has participated in the Korean Tour a total of 22 times since 2017, ranked 62nd at the 2018 DB Insurance Promi Open. 메이저놀이터
This season, Lee Seung-min is on the waiting list for the Korean Tour seed. I plan to participate unconditionally in tournaments that have Monday qualifiers. Lee Seung-min said, “If given the opportunity to participate in the Korean Tour, I would like to succeed in passing the cut and renew my personal best score.” “The Korean Tour is a dream stage for me.”
To this end, Lee Seung-min, who is training in Thailand, said, “I am focusing on wedge shots and iron shots for an elaborate short game. I will work harder to have a high level of competitiveness.”
He also continues activities to improve awareness of autistic developmental disorders. Lee Seung-min said, “I felt that the perception of autism developmental disorder has changed a lot by winning the US Adaptive Open. He expresses his deep gratitude to the companies that sponsor golf for the disabled.” At the same time, Lee Seung-min said, “This year, I will work hard to improve social awareness of people with autism developmental disabilities by participating in Sarang, Hana, Autism Race sponsored by Hana Bank’s Lina Heyday Foundation, and the Adaptive Open hosted by SK Telecom.”
He also announced his intention to make donations for people with developmental disabilities. Lee Seung-min said, “Last year, I heard from professional Choi Gyeong-ju that he donated every time he recorded a birdie, and he collected 20,000 won and 10,000 won, respectively, in the piggy bank whenever he recorded an eagle or a birdie.” I want to donate to. I will become a good golf player and Lee Seung-min who can deliver dreams and hopes.”