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Bae shoots 74 in first round after military service

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INCHEON, South Korea – Sangmoon Bae's first round of tournament golf after a compulsory stint in the South Korean army was a 3-over 74 Thursday in the opening round of the Asian Tour's Donghae Open.

Bae was 3 over after his first nine holes on the par-71 Bear's Best Cheongna Golf Club. After two birdies and a bogey early on the back nine, he bogeyed the par-3 17th to put him back to 3 over, nine strokes behind first-round leaders and fellow South Koreans Kang Kyung-nam and Kim Jun-sung, who had 65s.

Full-field scores from the Donghae Open

Bae, whose last pro tournament was at the 2015 Presidents Cup in South Korea, was discharged from military service in August after spending almost two years as a rifleman.

He won the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Championship in 2013 and the Open in 2014.