Muto claims third Japan Tour title

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Toshinori Muto claimed his third career title on the Japan Tour with a three-stroke victory at The Championship by Lexus.

Toshinori Muto claimed his third career title on the Japan Tour with a three-stroke victory after producing a scintillating final round at The Championship by Lexus on Sunday.
The 31-year-old had started the day six shots behind overnight leaders Shigeki Maruyama and Kim Kyung-tae but carded the lowest score of the tournament with a seven-under-par 64.
Korean Kim took second place after a two under 69 today while Maruyama finished third with a one under 71.
Toru Suzuki shot a six under 65 to climb the leaderboard and take fourth while Australian Wayne Perske (71) claimed fifth place.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES
Collated final round scores from the Japan Tour’s The Championship by LEXUS at Otone Country Club in Bando, Ibaraki, Japan (Jpn unless stated, par 71)
268 Toshinori Muto 68 65 71 64
271 Kyung-Tae Kim (Kor) 66 67 69 69
272 Shigeki Maruyama 66 68 68 70
273 Toru Suzuki 71 70 67 65
275 Wayne Perske 66 69 69 71
277 Azuma Yano 70 67 73 67, Toyokazu Fujishima 69 71 68 69, Nobuhiro Masuda 71 69 67 70
278 Makoto Inoue 71 69 67 71
279 Katsunori Kuwabara 67 71 69 72
280 Toru Taniguchi 71 72 70 67, David Smail (Nzl) 68 69 71 72
281 Hirofumi Miyase 69 76 68 68, Brandt Jobe (USA) 72 70 71 68, Hidemichi Tanaka 70 71 71 69
282 Satoru Hirota 69 72 71 70, Tetsuji Hiratsuka 70 74 72 66, Hyung-Sung Kim (Kor) 66 69 73 74
283 Kaname Yokoo 70 72 72 69, Masaya Tomida 67 75 71 70, Akio Sadakata 71 70 73 69, Sushi Ishigaki 72 70 73 68, Eddie Lee (Nzl) 72 70 70 71, Steven Jeffress (Aus) 72 68 71 72, Dinesh Chand (Fij) 72 72 71 68, Tadahiro Takayama 71 71 69 72, Hiroyuki Fujita 71 72 68 72, Shintaro Kai 69 71 69 74, Kazuhiro Yamashita 67 68 73 75, Hideto Tanihara 73 67 67 76
284 Norio Shinozaki 74 70 69 71, Takeshi Kajikawa 75 69 69 71, Hyung-Tae Kim (Kor) 67 73 72 72, Kiyoshi Murota 71 72 72 69
285 I J Jang (Kor) 70 72 72 71
286 Ryuichi Oda 70 68 75 73, Toshimitsu Izawa 69 68 76 73, Steven Conran (Aus) 73 71 70 72, Chawalit Plaphol (Tha) 74 68 73 71, Achi Sato 71 72 69 74, Takashi Kanemoto 68 73 74 71
287 Gregory Meyer 72 73 69 73, Tetsuya Haraguchi 68 74 68 77, Masahiro Kuramoto 71 74 71 71
288 Yuji Igarashi 73 69 73 73, Kazuhiko Hosokawa 73 70 72 73, Jun Kikuchi 73 72 70 73, Mamo Osanai 71 72 73 72, Michio Matsumura 72 72 72 72, Kouki Idoki 73 72 71 72, Taichi Teshima 72 73 72 71, Taigen Tsumagari 73 70 76 69
289 Yusaku Miyazato 71 68 72 78, Katsumasa Miyamoto 70 70 77 72
290 Yui Ueda 69 75 70 76, Naoya Takemoto 69 69 73 79, S K Ho (Kor) 70 72 75 73, Kunihiro Kamii 73 70 75 72
293 Craig Parry (USA) 75 68 76 74
294 Tatsunori Nukaga 72 73 71 78
297 Kiyoshi Miyazato 71 71 78 77

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