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Jeev ends 22nd in Canon Open, Ikeda wins title

Jeev Milkha Singh, who was in contention during the first two days, faded away over the weekend and finished tied 22nd at the USD 1.85 million Canon Open on Sunday.

Jeev, who began the week with superb rounds of 68 and 70 and was as high as sixth, slipped to 22nd by the end after playing the final two rounds in 74 and 71 at the 7,191-yard Totsuka Country Club in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Meanwhile, Yuta Ikeda ended a 15-month winless run during which he came close many times. He shot a three-under 69 for a four-day total of 17-under 271 and it gave him a three-stroke win from fellow-Japanese Taichi Teshima and Korean Hwang Jung-gon. Ryo Ishikawa [73] was in tied fourth, six shots behind the winner. It was Ikeda’s 10th win on Japan Tour but the first since the Sun Chlorella Classic 15 months ago. He also won Canon Open once earlier in 2009.


BHULLAR 44TH IN KOREA

Lone Indian in the fray, Gaganjeet Bhullar finished the weekend on a modest note with rounds of 72 and 71 to sign off at tied 44th place at the CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi.

Bhullar, who played with the tournament host KJ Choi for the first two days, had three birdies, including one on the closing 18th, and three bogeys in his 71. Choi retained the title.
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