Miyazato adds to family trophy case

first_imgMiyazato, older brother of Japan LPGA star Ai Miyazato, made a birdie-birdie start to begin his final-round charge and picked up five more strokes to find himself tied on top of the leaderboard. He hit a 7-iron into a greenside bunker on the par-4 16th on his way to his only dropped shot of the day but quickly made up for it by holing a 30-footer on the par-3 next hole for his eighth birdie that proved decisive. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img KOCHINDA, Okinawa Pref. – Kiyoshi Miyazato, who was eight shots off the lead after three rounds, played scintillating golf before his hometown galleries Sunday to pull off an impressive come-from-behind victory at the Asia-Japan Okinawa Open for his first career title. Miyazato made eight birdies against one bogey in a round of 64 on the par-71 Naha Golf Club course to finish at 14-under-par 270, one shot ahead of six players, including overnight leader Jeev Milkha Singh of India. last_img