Ishikawa wins Taiheiyo Masters for his third title on Japan Tour in 2010

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Known as "the Bashful Prince," Ryo Ishikawa isn't bashful about racking up victories in his native Japan.
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Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010 | 12:24 p.m.

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa won the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Australian Brendan Jones for his third title of the year on the Japan 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. He now owns a total of nine Japan Tour victories.

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.

Starting the day tied with Hiroyuki Fujita, the 19-year-old Ishikawa sank carded seven birdies and two bogeys over the Taiheiyo Club's Gotemba Course. Jones’ 67 featured an eagle at the last as well as four birdies and a bogey.

PGA Tour regular Ryuji Imada finished with a 66 to tie for third at 10-under 278 with Toru Taniguchi (66) and Katsumasa Miyamoto (67). Fujita, meanwhile, carded an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for sixth with Takashi Kanemoto on 9 under.