Oda upstages Ishikawa

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First-time winner Ryuichi Odar came out on top of a three-way play-off at the Japan Open on Sunday.

Ryuichi Oda claimed his first career title in a Japan Tour major as he unexpectedly came out on top of a three-way play-off at the Japan Open on Sunday.
The 32-year-old birdied the 18th for a five-under-par final-round score of 67 to join teenaged favourite Ryo Ishikawa and veteran Yasuharu Imano in a play-off at the Musashi Country Club.
There Oda held his nerve to birdie the second play-off hole with Ishikawa and Imano managing only to make pars.
Ishikawa was the overnight leader, but could only card a one-under 71 on Suday while Imano shot a two-under 70 as the trio finished six under overall.
Hiroyuki Fujita and Hirofumi Miyase finished tied for fourth on three under after carding matching 69s.
ALL THE FINAL ROUND SCORES
(Jpn unless stated, par 72):

282 Ryuichi Oda 74 70 71 67 (won play-off)
282 Ryo Ishikawa 70 76 65 71, Yasuharu Imano 73 69 70 70
285 Hiroyuki Fujita 69 72 75 69, Hirofumi Miyase 72 70 74 69
287 Kenichi Kuboya 70 75 73 69, Shintaro Kai 72 74 72 69, Hidemasa Hoshino 72 75 66 74, David Smail (Nzl) 71 71 72 73
288 Kaname Yokoo 71 72 76 69, Masaya Tomida 75 70 73 70, Brendan Jones (Aus) 73 70 73 72, Hideto Tanihara 75 69 72 72
289 Tetsuji Hiratsuka 75 71 72 71, Han Lee 69 72 76 72, Taichi Teshima 69 75 72 73, Azuma Yano 70 75 70 74
290 Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) 73 72 75 70, Yuta Ikeda 74 75 71 70
291 Tetsuya Haraguchi 76 69 75 71, Katsunori Kuwabara 73 73 74 71, Sushi Ishigaki 70 74 74 73, Ryutaro Nagano 69 75 73 74
292 Kunihiro Kamii 76 72 72 72
293 Yuji Igarashi 69 76 76 72, Kazuhiko Hosokawa 74 71 74 74, Shingo Katayama 72 70 76 75, Tomohiro Kondo 71 72 74 76, Kazuhiro Yamashita 68 76 72 77
294 Hatsuo Nakane 73 72 76 73, Hyung-Sung Kim (Kor) 71 77 73 73, Koumei Oda 72 73 75 74, Yoshinori Fujimoto 74 72 73 75, Katsumasa Miyamoto 70 72 76 76
295 Daisuke Maruyama 73 69 79 74, Steven Conran (Aus) 74 74 72 75, Makoto Inoue 72 73 73 77, Shigeru Nonaka 68 77 70 80
296 Hidemichi Tanaka 73 73 77 73, Satoru Hirota 75 70 77 74, Takashi Kanemoto 75 70 75 76
297 Shinichi Akiba 73 74 78 72, Yasunori Yoshida 75 72 78 72, Tomokazu Yoshinaga 77 71 77 72, Tomoyuki Otsuka 73 71 78 75, Toyokazu Fujishima 72 73 77 75, Masayoshi Nakayama 72 76 74 75, Satoshi Kodaira 76 70 75 76, Naoya Takemoto 70 75 73 79
298 Toyokazu Hioki 69 75 77 77, Kiyoshi Miyazato 72 75 74 77
299 Hideki Matsuyama 70 74 79 76
300 Tadaaki Kimura 76 73 75 76, Masahiro Kawamura 73 72 77 78
301 Takeshi Kajikawa 74 74 76 77, Yudai Maeda 72 77 74 78
303 Yoshi Mizumaki 75 74 80 74, Toshinori Muto 77 72 74 80
304 Toshimitsu Izawa 73 75 77 79
305 Mitsuhiro Tateyama 72 73 83 77
310 Tatsuhiro Hirai 77 72 84 77

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