Hiratsuka cruises to Myanmar win

Kyodo News

Tetsuji Hiratsuka claimed his maiden Asian Tour title with an emphatic victory at the Myanmar Open on Sunday.

Hiratsuka carded a 6-under 66 in the final round for a winning total of 24-under 264 at Pun Hlaing Golf Club, finishing 10 strokes clear of Japan tour regular Prayad Marksaeng. “Honestly, I did not expect to win before coming to this tournament. But after four good rounds, I surprised even myself to win by this big margin,” Hiratsuka told the Asian Tour’s official Web site.