Ishikawa wins Taiheiyo Masters for third title

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa won the Taiheiyo Masters on

Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Australian Brendan Jones

for his third title of the year on the Japanese tour.

The 19-year-old Ishikawa had seven birdies and two bogeys at the

Taiheiyo Club’s Gotemba Course to finish at 14-under 274.

Jones, who won this event in 2007, also closed with a 67,

pulling within a stroke of Ishikawa when he made a 30-foot eagle

putt on the par-5 18th. Ishikawa responded with a birdie on the

last hole to secure the win.