Naomichi Ozaki shot a 4-under-par 68 final round Sunday to overtake
UBE, Japan (AP) _ Naomichi Ozaki shot a 4-under-par 68 final round Sunday to overtake third- round leader Fujio Kobayashi by one stroke and win the $235,000 Pepsi Ube Golf Tournament.
Ozaki carded five birdies on the front nine and finished with a four-round total 12-under par 276. Ozaki started the final round one stroke behind Kobayashi. He had one bogey on the back nine over the 7,091-yard, par-72 Ube Country Club course in western Japan.
Ozaki won $42,500 for his first victory of the season and his fifth in his pro career.
Kobayashi shot final round 70 for a four-round total of 277.
Taiwan’s Hsieh Min-nam came in third at 280 after Sunday’s round of 69.
David Ishii of Hawaii led a group of six players tied for 11th spot at 285.