Ishikawa's late charge falls just short as Yokata wins Canon Open in Japan

PA Sport and Associated Press


Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010 | 4:29 p.m.

Shinichi Yokata's final round of 67 saw the 38-year-old edge out Ryo Ishikawa to win the Canon Open by two shots at Totsuka Country Club.

Yokata collected an eagle, four birdies and a bogey to pull clear of fellow overnight co-leaders Ishikawa and Hideto Tanihara and finish on 14 under par to take the title on the Japan PGA Tour.

Ishikawa made a late charge with five birdies in the final six holes, but his 3-under 69 was not enough to overhaul Yokata and the 19-year-old had to settle for second place.

Takashi Kanemoto and Kazuhiko Hosokawa finished tied for third on 11 under after both carded impressive 66s, but Tanihara could manage only a tie for 21st after a final round of 76 put paid to his chances.