Ishikawa starts with a 78

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Japan Tour money leader Ryo Ishikawa made a terrible start to the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup in Tokyo.

Japan Tour money leader Ryo Ishikawa made a terrible start to the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup as the teenager shot an eight over 78 in the opening round on Thursday.
The 18-year-old endured a torrid outing at Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club, carding a double bogey on the fourth and a triple bogey on the seventh before bogeying the ninth to reach the turn in 41.
Ishikawa fared marginally better on the back nine with three bogeys while picking up just one shot on the 17th to share last place with money list rival Yuta Ikeda.
Australian Brendan Jones shares the first-round lead at one under with Hiroyuki Fujita and Masaya Tomida of Japan and South Korean Kim Kyung-tae.
Defending champion Jeev Milkha Singh was two shots off the pace in a share of 10th at one over.

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