Barnes 3rd in Japan
BY Bruce Young | 27 Oct 2013
42 year old Daisuke Maruyama has won his 3rd Japan Tour title with a three shot victory over IJ Jang at the weather disrupted Bridgestone Open today.
Maruyama began the final day in a three way share of the lead but after an early bogey he steadied the ship to win easily.
The leading Australian was Kurt Barnes, who in finishing in a share of 3rd has improved to 69th on the money list and one shot inside the all important top 70 who regain their playing rights for 2014.
Barnes still has work to do if he is to avoid Tour School but he is moving in the right direction.
Brad Kennedy was next best of the Australians when he finished in 21st position.