Jones wins Japan’s season opener

Brendan Jones ... 11th Japan Tour victory

AUSTRALIA’S Brendan Jones has fired a final round 9-under 62 to win the season opening event on the 2012 Japan Golf Tour.

The 37 year old New South Welshman began the day three strokes behind the leaders at the Token Homemate Cup but stormed home to claim victory by two strokes.

“That was probably one of the best rounds of my life,” Jones said. “To do it in front of so many people in the gallery, it’s just a dream start to 2012.”

It was only his second professional start of the year but his 11th victory on the tour since he became a regular in 2001. He finished with a tournament total of 15-under.

“It was just one of those days you have all too infrequently,” said Jones, who earned around AUD$320,000 for the win. “I holed a good putt at the first and I don’t think I missed a shot all day. All of my game felt good all week. Even my chipping which is not normally my strength.”

Jones joins Scott Hend, Luke Bleumink, Nick Cullen and Kieran Pratt as Australian winners on international tours for 2012.

The next event on the Japan Golf Tour is the Tsuruya Open in Hyogo from 19 – 22 April.

Japan Golf Tour Token Homemate Cup Final Results
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About Brian O'Hare

Brian is the editor and founder of ASG. He is a former Sydney journalist and is now an avid "senior" golfer. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

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