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Taniguchi edges Hiratsuka for title

NAGASAKI (Kyodo) Toru Taniguchi edged Tetsuji Hiratsuka by one stroke for his third career major title at the Japan PGA Championship on Sunday.

Taniguchi closed with a 2-under 68 to finish at 10-under 270 at Passage Kinkai Island Golf Club.

Hiratsuka shot a 69 and Hiroyuki Fujita had a 68 to finish three shots back in third.