Cited from JAPAN GOLF TOUR ORGANIZATION
The JGTO ANA Open Golf Tournament was held at Sapporo Golf Club Wattsu Course (7,066 yards/par 72) in Hokkaido.
Hideto Tanihara, who started from third place by three strokes behind on the final day, turned the tables to win the tournament. He made a bogey-free, five-birdie 67 to win the final day for a total of 18 under par. 23-year-old rookie Koshiro Maeda was in second place, one stroke behind. He temporarily took the lead alone on the Sunday back nine, but a bogey on the 16th hole (par 3) prevented him from winning his first Tour event. Young-Han SONG (Korea) finished at 17-under as well. Shugo Imahira and Kantaro Naito were fourth at 16-under.
While the leaders were stagnant, Tanihara birdied the par-5 5th hole to move into a tie for the lead at 15-under-par. He proceeded to the back nine tied for the lead. He then battled for the top spot with Koshiro Maeda, who was two groups ahead of him with a lower score. It was on the 16th hole that he became clearly aware of his position in the standings. At this point, Tanihara and Maeda were tied for the lead at 17-under, but on the par-5 17th hole, both of Tanihara's tee shot and second shot went to the rough. And he missed the third shot to the back fringe. But made a birdie putt of 6 meters to the pin to move to 18-under for the tournament. On the next hole, the 18th, he made a birdie putt just a few dozen centimeters short of the pin for an easy birdie and the win.
PRGR RS F 9.5 degrees
PRGR RS 3W 15 degrees / 5W 18 degrees
Yonex EZONE CB702 Forged 4I
PRGR 02 5I
PRGR 00 6I-PW
Mizuno T22 S-GRIND 48 degrees
Titleist Vokey XM9 53 degrees
Titleist Voley WedgeWorks 59 degrees
Scotty Cameron Golo Tour Only
Titleist PRO V1x