Brendan Jones Finishes 9th at Panasonic Open

The winner Toshi Muto – Asian Tour

Brendan Jones has finished in 9th place at the Panasonic Open near Osaka in Japan, a final round of 1 under par 70 giving the 44 year old Canberra golfer just his second top ten of the Japan Tour season although his other was a victory in the opening event of the domestic season.

Jones earned 4.2 million yen (A$57,000) for his finish and moves to 11th on the Japan Tour money list.

Jason Norris 34th, Brad Kennedy 37th and Andrew Dodt 50th were the other Australians to make the cut in the event jointly sanctioned between the Japan and Asian Tours.

The tournament was won in emphatic style by Toshinori Muto who won by four Shugo Imahira, Imahira recording his 10th top ten finish of the season.

Imahira finished alone in second place with another in form golfer, Ryo Ishikawa, one further back.

For Muto, it was his 7th Japan Tour win although his first since 2015. Consecutive weekend rounds of 64 saw him draw clear to win almost as he liked by an impressive margin over two quality players.

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