TANAGURA, Fukushima Pref. – Yuki Ishikawa of Nihon University wielded a hot putter Thursday as he fired a 7-under-par 65 to gain a one-stroke come-from-behind victory in the men’s individual event of the U.S.-Japan Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Ishikawa had a 54-hole total of 10-under 206 on the 7,120-yard course at the Tanagura Densha Club in Tanagura, one stroke clear of overnight leader Shintaro Kai of Nippon Sport Science University, who shot a 70 in the final round. Tohoku Fukushi University took the five-man team event at 856, followed by Duke University at 876 and the University of Arkansas at 879.
In the women’s individual competition, Chiharu Tsunekawa of Doshisha University managed only a 73 over the 6,080-yard course but it was good enough for her to win at 218. Eri Ikeda of the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration shot a 74 to share second with Tomoko Kanai of Tohoku Fukushi University and Sarah Huarte of the University of California at Berkeley at 221.
The University of California won the five-woman team event at 894 for its first victory, while Tohoku Fukushi University placed a distant second at 914 and the University of South Carolina came in third at 925.
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