The beautiful challenge of Lee Seung-min (26), a professional golfer with developmental disabilities, continues in the 2023 season.
Lee Seung-min, who became the first person with autism developmental disorder grade 3 to qualify for the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) tour pro in 2017, became the first champion at the 1st US Adaptive Open hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in July of last year, and domestic fans Of course, it brought hope and inspiration to people all over the world.
On the 26th, Lee Seung-min said in an interview with KPGA, “Winning the US Adaptive Open was a really happy moment in my life. 안전놀이터
Lee Seung-min’s first goal this year is to win two consecutive US Adaptive Open titles. Lee Seung-min said, “I am nervous and excited to participate as the defending champion. I will prepare hard so that I can engrave ‘Lee Seung-min’ in the second column of the championship trophy.”
The second goal is to pass the 4th cut on the KPGA Korean Tour and break the record. Lee Seung-min, who is on the waiting list for seed this season, plans to participate unconditionally in tournaments with Monday preliminary rounds this year. Lee Seung-min’s best performance on the Korean Tour was 62nd at the 2018 DB Insurance Promi Open.
He also expressed his wish to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. Lee Seung-min said, “I expect that a new golf event will be established at the Paris Paralympic Games. If I can participate, I will challenge the ‘first champion’. I want to do my best by participating in any competition to improve awareness and raise interest in developmental disabilities.” said