Justin delos Santos made a rally of his own on Sunday, turning in a three-under-par 69 to save a share of 39th place in the Japan Tour’s Casio World Open Golf Tournament at Kochi Kuroshio Country Club.
The 28-year-old pocketed 980,000 yen or the equivalent of P363,800 for collecting a three-under 285 in the 200-million-yen tournament.
He birdied Nos. 8, 12, 16 and 18 but bogeyed the seventh. Yet it was still better than his 76 on the third round which saw him slide to joint 52nd.
During the final round, Delos Santos improved on his putting, making just an average of 1.69 putts through the day. He averaged 284.5 yards in driving distance.
Japanese Taichi Nabetani ruled the tournament and stamped it with a 68 on the final round for a one-stroke victory.
In tallying a 14-under 274, Nabetani cashed in 40 million yen.
Coming in second were South Korean Young-han Song and Japanese Ron Yonezawa who finished at 275 with final-round scores of 66 and 68, respectively. They won 16.8 million yen each.
Another hometown bet Keita Nakajima took solo fourth following a 68 for a 12-under 276 total and 9.6 million prize.