Yokota ends drought at Canon Open

first_imgYOKOHAMA (Kyodo) Shinichi Yokota ended a 13-year wait for his second JGTO Tour victory on Sunday, winning the Canon Open by two strokes over Ryo Ishikawa.The 38-year-old Yokota highlighted his final-round 67 with an eagle on the par-4 third hole and finished at 14-under 274 at Totsuka Country Club. Ishikawa, who began the day tied for the lead with Yokota and Hideto Tanihara, birdied five of the last six holes in his fourth straight 69.“It was surprising that I was drawing some cheers from the gallery while playing in the same final group with Ryo-kun,” Yokota said. “I failed to keep my place on the tour once, and then I learned I had to work harder on my game. I feel like years of effort finally paid off.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img