GEISEI, KOCHI PREF. – Tour money leader Hiroyuki Fujita shot a fourth-round 69 on Sunday, but could finish no better than ninth in the Casio World Open, forcing the JGTO money race to go down to the season’s final weekend.
South Korean 20-year-old Hwang Jung Gon earned his second tour victory, shooting a final-round 66 to finish at 19-under-par 269, three strokes ahead of Kunihiro Kamii in second. Hwang had four birdies and a one-stroke lead over Kamii when he teed off on the 18th, but sealed the deal with an easy eagle putt. The win earned him a ¥40 million payday.