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Dunlop SRIXON Fukushima Open 2021

Ryosuke Kinoshita marks V2 and accomplished back-to-back win after his 1st Victory

Ryosuke Kinoshita grabbed his career 2nd Victory by flipping 5 shot deficit.

He started off at 15 under 5T, in a group front of the final group. He made great Sunday charge from 5th with 5 straight birdies. He made magnificent performance to play his Final Round with bogey free 10 birdies to hole out with total of 25 under, tournament tie record and waited for the leader Ryuko Tokimatsu to hole out.

Tokimatsu was 1 shot behind when he reached 18th, but he nailed a birdie to force Ryosuke to battle on to the playoffs.

"It was my first playoff, and my hands were shaking. But I told myself that I will make that winning birdie putt. My strong will made it happen", smiled Ryosuke at the winner's interview.

Ryosuke won his 1st career victory at Japan Golf Tour Championship, and winning another back-to-back, is 4th player to do so, and first Japanese player to accomplish.
"Never thought that kind of honor was placed upon this victory, but I am glad that I fought with all of my might."

Ryosuke's first challenge to this Fukushima Open back in 2014 was resulted 2nd.
"I am very honored to have won in front of the Fukushima Prefecture fans. I am really happy that I got to make revenge on my 2nd place finish back in 2014 with this victory."

Ryosuke is also 2 for 2 victory for the only 2 "with spectator" tournament of this year.