Kim claims play-off victory in Japan

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Kim claims play-off victory in Japan

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April 18: Korea’s K.T. Kim continued to triumph in Japan after he claimed a thrilling play-off victory over local hotshot Tomohiro Kondo for his 11th Japan Golf Tour title at the Token Homemade Cup on Sunday.
Kim, ranked number one in Japan last season, closed with a two-under-par 69 to tie with Kondo, who fired a 65, on 13-under-par 271 in regulation play at the Token Tado Country Club in Nagoya.
The 29-year-old Korean, who represented Team Asia in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM earlier this year, will spearhead the strong cast at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship slated to take place at the Chiba Country Club starting Thursday.
India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia, who won the Hero Indian Open last month, endured a tough weekend in Spain where he settled for a tied-56th finish at the Real Club Valderrama Open de Espana, hosted by Sergio Garcis Foundation on Sunday.
Chawrasia, who was tied-24th after the halfway stage, carded 77 and 78 in the last two rounds to finish 17 shots back of winner Andrew Johnston of England at the Real Club Valderrama, which is rated as one of the toughest courses in Europe.
Over at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Asian Tour’s International Ambassador and honorary member Ernie Els closed with a 66 to finish seven shots back of winner Branden Grace in tied-14th position.
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