The final round of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Miyazaki in southern Japan has been abandoned due to heavy storms in the area and the 54-hole placings have been confirmed as the final results.
Shugo Imahira, who led by two over Jung Gon Hwang heading into the final round will, therefore, win his second event of the season to go with five other runner-up finishes and take a near unassailable lead on the 2019 Japan Tour money list.
The final day was robbed of a possible last round charge from Hideki Matsuyama, who began the day five behind the leader, his winning chances blotted by a horror opening hole quintuple bogey on day two.
Matsuyama would eventually share 8th place with amongst others Brad Kennedy who led the Australians an earned the equivalent of A$53,000 for his 4th top ten in his last five starts of the 2019 Japan Tour season.
Kennedy’s fellow Gold Coaster Anthony Quayle finished tied for 20th, Matthew Griffin was 41st, New Zealander Mike Hendry 53rd and Brendan Jones 56th.
The Japan Tour now heads to the island of Shikoku for the Casino World Open, the second to last event of the season.