Date: November 09, 2008

Ho claims The Championship

Korean S.K. Ho has streaked away to take out the The Championship by Lexus at the Otone Country Club in Japan on Sunday by a commanding five-stroke margin. Ho finished the tournament on 15-under-par ahead of second-placed local favourite Kiyoshi Miyazato whose fourth-round 68 took him to a score of 10-under. Australian Wayne Perske ended up seven strokes adrift of Ho in a share of third position on eight-under-par with American Brandt Jobe. New Zealander David Smail was tied in eighth spot after his four rounds on four-under while fellow Kiwi Eddie Lee and Perske&aposs compatriot Steve Conran finished a stroke further back on three-under in equal 13th position. Craig Parry was the next-best Aussie on even par in equal 25th spot.