Date: November 02, 2008

Webber finishes third

Australian Kane Webber has finished three strokes adrift of winner Retief Goosen at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia on Sunday. Webber claimed outright third spot after he shot a final-round two-under-par 70 to take him to an overall score of nine-under-par 279. Goosen rattled off a blistering six-under-par at the final 18 to clinch the title with a score of 12-under, two shots ahead of second-placed Thaworn Wiratchant (10-under). A trio of Aussies – Mitchell Brown, Andrew Dodt and Richard Moir – found themselves two shots further back from Webber in a share of fourth position with Swedish Niclas Fasth and home crowd hero Iain Steel on seven-under. Unho Park was the next-best Australian in equal ninth spot on six-under. Meanwhile in Japan, Ryo Ishikawa overturned a three-shot deficit to claim the ABC Championship by a stroke from Keiichiro Fukabori at ABC Golf Club on Sunday. Starting the day three behind overnight leader Fukabori, Ishikawa sank consecutive birdies on the 15th and 16th on his way to a three-under-par 69 to reach nine-under for the tournament. It proved enough to scoop the title as Fukabori could only manage a one-over 73 as bogeys at the 10th and 16th damaged his chances and he ended the day eight-under. Four dropped shots over the opening six holes stifled Satoru Hirota&aposs challenge as he eventually recorded a three-over 75 to claim third place on five-under-par.