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    Pagunsan finishes tied for 33rd in Japan

    Oct 7, 2012

    JUVIC PAGUNSAN shot a closing one-under 71 and finished in joint 33rd in the Canon Open on the Japan Tour on Sunday.

    The shotmaker from Bacolod had two birdies in the first four holes but that was all he could muster for the day, suffering a bogey on No. 8 and making pars the rest of the way at the Totsuka Country Club in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama.

    Pagunsan wound up with a 3-under 285 total after earlier rounds of 70-75-69 and finished in a tie with three-time Japan Golf Tour winner Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, who shot a closing 71, and one-time JGT winner Min Gyu Cho of South Korea who had a final-round 72. They each pocketed ¥905,000 (around P470,000).

    The Asian Tour top money earner last year, Pagunsan started the day 12 strokes off and ended up 14 behind.

    Yuta Ikeda lifted the trophy for the second time, closing with a 69 for a 17-under 271 total. The 2009 winner hit two bogeys but also had an eagle aside from three birdies to bag the ¥30,000,000 prize (around P15,800,000).

    Taichi Teshima and Jung-Gon Hwang both hit 70 and finished tied for second at 14-under 274.

    PGA Tour player Ryo Ishikawa, who was tied for second with Teshima and Hwang at the start of the day, fired a 73 and wound up in joint fourth with Masamichi Uehira (70) at 11-under.

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