Date: October 27, 2008

No luck for Parry in Japan

Azuma Yano fired a closing 67 to claim the Bridgestone Open by four shots on Sunday. Yano carded six birdies against a solitary bogey to clinch the title on 21 under par ahead of Takao Nogami. Nogami tried to make a fight of it, sinking five birdies and an eagle in his second consecutive six-under 66 but his 17-under score ultimately fell well short. Shigeki Maruyama finished third on 15 under following a four-under-par round of 68. Craig Parry and Scott Laycock were the best of the Aussies in a tie for 32nd place at five-under par.