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Ikeda wins playoff in Japan

  • The Sports Network
  • Published Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 4:19 a.m.

Hyogo, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - Yuta Ikeda bogeyed the final two holes of regulation, but toppled S.K. Ho on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Mynavi ABC Championship.

Ikeda closed with a 4-under 67, while Ho posted a 3-under 68. They ended at 15-under-par 269 at ABC Golf Club.

Ikeda climbed to 17-under with six birdies through 15 holes. However, he bogeyed the last two to fall back into a tie with Ho. Ikeda won on the first extra hole and claimed his 11th Japan Tour title.

Ho had two bogeys and two birdies on the front nine. At the 11th, he tripped to a third bogey, but bounced back with four consecutive birdies from the 12th.

Yoshinori Fujimoto posted a 3-under 68 to take third at minus-14. Shingo Katayama carded a 4-under 67 to end alone in fourth at 11-under-par 273.

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