• Kyodo


Overnight co-leader David Smail held off a late charge from Toru Suzuki to capture his second title of the season after a 5-under-par 67 at the Bridgestone Open on Sunday.

Tied for the third-round lead with Yusaku Miyazato, New Zealander Smail pulled away with birdies on Nos. 1 and 2 at Sodegaura Country Club in Chiba and picked up another shot with a 15-foot birdie putt on the seventh to complete a bogey-free front nine.

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