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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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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