Date: May 18, 2008

Jones rattles home for third

A final round of 66 has given Australian Brendan Jones a share of third place in the Japan PGA Championship on Sunday. Jones finished in a four-way tie for third on 12-under, 11 shots behind runaway winner Shingo Katayama and five behind runner-up Wen-Chong Liang. Beginning the day in eighth place on six-under, Jones carded eight birdies and it was not until the 16th hole that he blemished his card with a bogey. Another dropped stroke on the last hole cost him outright third position. But he was still the best of the Australians, ahead of Scott Laycock in 11th on seven-under and Paul Sheehan, who was 18th. Chris Campbell was 27th after a four-round total of 285 for three-under, Wayne Perske came 42nd and Steven Conran finished two-over par. David Smail was the best of the Kiwis on even par.