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Near misses for Jones and Griffin in Japan

Matthew Griffin (Photo: Bruce Young)
Brendan Jones and Matthew Griffin have tied for 3rd place at the Japan PGA Championship, the pair finishing an agonising one shot behind the winner, Toru Taniguchi, who defeated Yoshinori Fujimoto in a playoff to win his 20th Japan Tour title and his third Japan PGA Tour Championship.   

In a gripping final day during which as many as a dozen players were potential winners, Taniguchi emerged the champion, a birdie at the last allowing him to join Fujimoto who appeared to have the title in his grasp until two late bogeys.

Both Jones and Griffin recorded final rounds of 69, and although unable to finish off what had been strong positions through 13 holes of their rounds, it was yet another good Japan Tour week for them.

Jones and Griffin had recorded top ten finishes in their previous tournament at the Crowns 

Both players secure cheques for the equivalent of $A95,000, moving them to 14th and 15th place respectively on the 2018 Japan Tour money list.

The Japan Tour will now play the Kansai Open in Hyogo Prefecture starting on Thursday.

 

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