• Kyodo


Overnight leader Y.E. Yang of South Korea shot the low round for the second straight day to cruise to a four-stroke victory at the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic on Sunday.

Yang, who charged into the lead by two shots Saturday with a 65, fired a final-round 67 en route to an 18-under-par total of 270 on the Miyoshi Country Club West Course for his third career title on the top-tier Japanese tour.

Taichi Teshima was second at 14-under 274 after a 68.

Lee Sankyo champ

KIRYU, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) South Korea’s Lee Ji Hee benefited from a back-nine collapse by overnight leader Hikaru Kobayashi to win the Sankyo Ladies Open on Sunday for her first victory in two years on the Japan LPGA tour

Lee shot a 1-over-par 73 in the final round for a winning total of 8-under 208 at Akagi Country Club in Gunma Prefecture, finishing one shot ahead of Sakura Yokomine and Yuri Fudo.

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