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Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open 2021

Ryuichi Oiwa made his best finish at solo 3rd, but regrets for not making the last birdie chance

Ryuichi on his 3rd year as a Pro made his 3rd Top 10 finish and his best career finish as solo 3rd.
He fought very aggressively and motivated all through the final 18 holes.

He plunged into the water on Par 3 8th, but still he was believing strong as he made a fist pump after the 2.5-meter bogey putt.
"My shots were no so great, but I was able to stay in the game with my putts. Wind was really picking up and the greens were so dried and hard. I was also so nervous, and my eyes were dried. My contact lens came off."

Regardless of many interference, Ryuichi kept his focus. He battled the 2nd position back and forth with Ryutaro Nagano in the same pairings. Ryuichi had 3-meter birdie chance on the final 18th.
"But that was the first 3-meter I couldn't get today. I know that even I did make that birdie putt, I still couldn't win, but not being able to make that shows my weakness. This is more regretful than losing my chance to go to The Open. I must work harder."

3 weeks ago, he finished 7T, 2 shot behind the winner at Japan Players Championship by Sato Shokuhin.
"I still see the bogey on 17th in my nightmares."

"I must figure out what I need to win. I know I am getting close. I hope I could battle within the contention at least 5 more times this year."

Ryuichi may be heavily regretful for his mistakes, but he is very positive about his future.