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Teen sensation Ryo Ishikawa claimed his fifth Japan Tour title on Sunday with a five-shot victory at the Fujisankei Classic.

Teen sensation Ryo Ishikawa claimed his fifth Japan Tour title on Sunday with a five-shot victory at the Fujisankei Classic.
Ishikawa, who turns 18 later this month and led overnight, , carded a closing one-under-par 71 in winning and also extending his lead at the top of the tour money list with this his third title of the year.
Last week at the at the Vana H Cup KBC Augusta, Ishikawa, who made his first cut in a major cham[pionship at last month’s PGA Championship, led heading into the final round before being forced to settle for third place after a fourth-round six-under-par 66 saw him miss the play-off by a stroke.
But at Fujizakura Country Club, final-round scoring proved difficult for the field with Daisuke Maruyama claiming second at seven under with after a two-under 69.
Koumei Oda (68) secured third place ahead of Kaname Yokoo (68) and Katsumasa Miyamoto (69), with 26-time tour winner Shingo Katayama (68), last week’s winner here, Yuta Ikeda (69), Tomohiro Kondo (72) and Tohinori Muto (74) rounding out the top 10, tied for sixth at three under.

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