Date: May 18, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Bland wins in Japan

Adelaide left-hander Adam Bland has secured the best win of his professional career on the Japanese tour.

The 32-year-old Bland, ranked 320th in the world, led throughout the final round of the Japanese PGA Championship to win by three shots.

He began the final round with a relatively comfortable six-shot lead, and despite two late bogeys he carded a steady final-round 72 to win.

He pockets around $300,000 for his first win on the Japanese tour, and he leads the tour money list.

The South Australian has previously won the Western Australian PGA and the Vanuato Open and twice in Canada, and he was runner-up in the Australian Masters in 2010. But has been in somewhat of a dry spell in recent years, playing mostly on the secondary tour in the United States.