Ishikawa tops Oda in Japan playoff

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 7/06/2014 5:40 am

Chitose, Japan ( - Ryo Ishikawa shot a final-round 67 and defeated Koumei Oda in a playoff to earn a victory at the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup on Sunday.

Ishikawa finished the tournament at 10-under-par 274, which was good enough to force a playoff against Oda, who fired a final-round 69. The win is Ishikawa's 11th on the Japan Golf Tour.

K.T. Kwon vaulted up the leaderboard by shooting a 65 on the final day. This helped Kwon finish in a tie for third place with Kazuhiro Yamashita, who carded a 71 on Sunday. They both finished three shots back at 7-under 277.

David Oh ended alone in fifth place at 6-under after shooting a final-round 66. Shunsuke Sonoda (67) and Kodai Ichihara (68) finished tied for sixth place at 5-under 278.

Ishikawa had a strong final round, ending with six birdies on the day. He did not start out well, however. After making par at the first hole, Ishikawa dropped a shot by three-putting at the par-3 second hole at The North Country Golf Club.

He got that shot right back with a birdie at No. 3. Ishikawa then made four straight pars from four before rolling in back-to-back birdies at Nos. 8 and 9. He added another birdie at No. 13, dropped a shot with a bogey at 14, and got back on the birdie train at No. 15.

Ishikawa rounded out his final day with a big birdie at the par-5 18th hole, which would prove important as it forced a playoff with Oda.


What's On

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.