Date: November 16, 2008

Jones finishes seventh

Australian Brendan Jones has finished five shots off the pace at the Taiheiyo Masters in Japan on Sunday. Jones was unsuccessful in his attempt at defending his crown and finished in a tie for seventh place. Shingo Katayama edged out Yasuharu Imano in a play-off to win the tournament and stamp his authority as the highest-ranked Japanese golfer in the world. Overnight leader Imano shot a one-under-par 71 to ensure a play-off but Katayama came out on top for his third tournament victory of 2008. Shintaro Kai finished two strokes behind in third at 14 under while Michio Matsumura claimed fourth place at 13 under.