Nonaka wins Kansai Open

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, Last Updated: 10:27 AM ET

Kyoto, Japan – Shigeru Nonaka posted a two-under 68 on Sunday to come from behind and get his first Japan Tour win at the Kansai Open Golf Championship.

Nonaka finished at 11-under 269 and won by three strokes over Azuma Yano, who fired a six-under 64 at Tanabe Country Club.

In 19 years as a professional, this was Nonaka's first title on the Japan Golf Tour.

Toru Taniguchi carded a four-under 66 on Sunday and took third at minus-seven. Taniguchi and Nonaka were the only players in the field to post all four rounds in the 60s.

Third-round leader Takuya Taniguchi struggled to a four-over 74 in the final round and fell into a tie for fourth place with Chris Campbell (66) and Kazuhiro Yamashita (68). The trio finished at six-under 274.


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