F.T. Island's Hongki has officially received the title of "special member" in the Korea Professional Bowling Association.
On November 7, the KPBA announced, "At the second evaluation round of the '2018 Korea Pro Bowler Preliminary Match' on the 6th-7th, Hongki recorded an average score of 196.7 for the 30 matches and failed to pass the required score of 200." However, "according to the association's constitution, we have decided to qualify him as a special member, which can be given to the bowlers who passed the first round."
The title of a special member is given to those who can play a vital role in promoting Korea's professional bowling.
Meanwhile, Hongki tried out for pro-bowling two years ago but failed to pass the second round of evaluations. He failed to pass the second round again this year but has officially become a special member.