Luke Donald wins Dunlop Phoenix in Japan for second straight season

Luke Donald at the Dunlop Phoenix
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Luke Donald won the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan for again, this time after a seven-birdie, two-bogey 66 to close.
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Series: Other Tour

MIYAZAKI, Japan – Luke Donald shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to defend his title at the Dunlop Phoenix and earn his first victory of the year. 

Heading into the final round with a two-stroke lead, Donald had seven birdies and two bogeys at the par-71 Phoenix Country Club to finish at 14-under 270 in this most prestigious event on the Japan Tour. 

Hyung-sung Kim of South Korea finished second at 8 under after a final-round 70. Shingo Katayama shot a 65 to finish third, one stroke behind Kim. 

Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Japan's Shunsuke Sonoda tied for fourth.