Japan Tour plays PGA Championship

BY Bruce Young | Japan Tour | 2009 Japan PGA Championship | Preview | 10 Jun 2009

The Japan Golf Tour plays another of its significant events this week when the Japan PGA Championship kicks off on the northern island of Hokkaido.

The tournament is being played at the Eniwa Country Club, a venue being used for the first occasion for an event of this standing.

Two time winner Shingo Katayama would have been the defending champion but he is in the US preparing for the US Open next week.

Several other players also heading to New York however are teeing it up this week including Japan Tour stalwart New Zealander David Smail.

Other Australasians in the tournament include the leading Australasian on the 2009 Japan Golf Tour money list, Brendan Jones, Craig Parry, Steve Conran, Craig Parry, Paul Sheehan, Wayne Perske, Eddie Lee and Scott Laycock.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -14 Yuta Ikeda Japan 65 67 69 65 266
2 -7 Mitsuhiro Tateyama Japan 66 72 65 70 273
3   ↑4 -5 Ryuichi Oda Japan 69 70 67 69 275
4   ↓3 -4 Norio Shinozaki Japan 65 72 68 71 276
5   ↑T14 -3 Tomohiro Kondo Japan 71 69 70 67 277
6   ↑T9 -2 Brendan Jones Australia 67 70 72 69 278
T7   ↑T9 -1 Kyung-tae Kim 69 70 70 70 279
T7   ↑T14 -1 Eddie Lee New Zealand 67 70 73 69 279
T7   ↑T14 -1 Hideto Tanihara Japan 74 69 67 69 279
T7   ↑T14 -1 Kaname Yokoo Japan 66 72 72 69 279
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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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