Ikeda makes it 11 Japan Tour titles
BY Bruce Young | Japan Tour | 2013 Mynavi ABC Championship | Wrap | 03 Nov 2013
Yuta Ikeda today won his 11th Japan Golf Tour title with a playoff victory over Korean S.K. Ho at the Mynavi ABC Championship near Osaka.
Bogeys at his final two holes appeared to have cost Ikeda his title after the 27 year old chased third round leader, Ko, down during the final round but Ikeda recovered to win the playoff and his first event of 2013.
David Smail finished 13th to lead the two Australasians in the field. The New Zealander improved to 61st on the money list and is still in need of a a good finish or two between now and the end of the season if he is to retain his full status
Kurt Barnes finished 42nd and has dropped on spot to 70th on the money list and with the top 70 retaining Japan Tour status he is now under pressure to do so.