AUATRALIA’S Brendan Jones has won his 10th Japan Tour title, Matthew Goggin had a close fought second on the Nationwide Tour in South Georgia and Matt Jones had his best result in 10 starts on the PGA Tour.
Brendan Jones defeated South Korean I.J. Jang in a playoff on Sunday to win The Crowns title and pocket $US295,000.
He fired an even-par 70 in the final round and then made a six-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th.
It was Jones’ first win on the Japan Tour since the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in September 2010.
“I was thinking about that over the putt,” he said.
“I knew that it was for my 10th win, and I’m just so happy that it went in.”
Goggin runner-up on Nationwide Tour
Ted Potter Jr held of Nationwide Tour money leader Mathew Goggin to win his first title on the tour at the South Georgia Classic.
Potter Jr, who had to come through qualifying earlier in the week to take his place in the event, fired a four-under 68 in the final round to finish the tournament at 16-under to win by three strokes.
Goggin put up a good fight to the American but his three-under 69 on the final day wasn’t enough to get close to the leader at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
Matt Jones 6th in Louisiana
Matt Jones had his best finish in 10 starts on the US PGA Tour, tied for 6th place three strokes behind Bubba Watson at the TPC Louisiana.
It was Watson second tour title of 2011, edging out fellow American Webb Simpson in a sudden-death playoff to win the Zurich Classic.
Simpson, in search of his first US PGA Tour title, was desperately unlucky when he incurred a rare one-stroke penalty late in his round when his ball moved after he addressed it to putt on the 15th green.
The extra shot counted heavily, forcing a playoff as both he and fellow overnight leader Watson carded three-under 69s to finish on 15-under 273.
Watson holed a three-foot birdie putt to win at the second extra hole.
Jones was joint leader with Watson after the first round but his closing two-under 70 put him three strokes behind the playoff mark.