Kodaira wins Dunlop SRIXON Open
BY Bruce Young | Japan Tour | 2014 Dunlop SRIXON Fukushima Open Golf Tournament | Wrap | 03 Aug 2014
24 year old Satoshi Kodaira has won his second Japan Tour event with a two shot victory over a group of five Japanese players at the Dunlop SRIXON Fukushima Championship in Fukushima, a bogey free final round of 68 enough to allow him to move from three shots off the 54 hole pace and take the title.
Kodaira, whose other victory was at last year’s Japan Tour Championship, is in his 4th season on the Japan Golf Tour but until today this season was looking to be his worst having missed six of his last seven cuts.
South Australian Adam Bland led the Australians when he put together a very strong weekend to finish tied for 15th.
Stephen Leaney was 27th and Brendan Jones continued his comeback with a final round of 69 to finish 45th.
The Japan Golf Tour now has another three week break before the RZ Everlasting KBC Augusta in Fukuoka.
At the completion of this week’s event, New Zealander Michael Hendry leads the Australasians on this year’s money list in 22nd position while Brad Kennedy is next best in 31st place.