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Liang Wen-Chong wins first Japan title

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Chinese golfer Liang Wen-Chong today won his first Japan Golf Tour title with a five shot victory at the JGT Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills tournament in Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo.

46 year old Liang led at the end of each round and after beginning today's final round with a five shot lead he extended the margin early before late bogeys perhaps flattered the chasers.

Currently ranked 254 in the world Liang has played the Japan Golf Tour since 2004 but although he has recorded several runner-up finishes this was his maiden win in that country. Liang will now go to the top of the Japan Tour money list in 2015.

Just last week Liang earned a start at the US Open through Sectional Qualifying in Japan.

Australia's Brad Kennedy, Korean, Young-Han Song, and Japan's, Ryutaro Nagano, tied for second with Kennedy moving to 8th on the money list.

Four Australasians are currently inside the top ten on the Japan Tour money list in 2015 namely Adam Bland, (2nd) Michael Hendry (4th) Brad Kennedy (8th) and Scott Strange (9th)

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