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Ryosuke Kinoshita's first victory slipped away by 1 shot deficit but is determined to fight harder

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Ryosuke Kinishota regrets the tee shot mistake at 15th hole which lead to bogey, eventually gave away first victory to slip through his fingers.
"I didn't feel so much pressure, but the shots ended up in most undesirable places and my putting wasn't good enough."

This bogey made way for 3-way tie as co-leaders. Then on 16th, he took 1 shot lead with a birdie and he also managed to save par in 17th from the greenside bunker. But hero of the day was changed as Jinichiro Kosuma made miraculous double-eagle on final 18th. Ryosuke didn't know that Jinichiro took the lead until he got up on the 18th green.

"If I don't make this long birdie putt, I lose. I did whatever I could, but it wasn't enough. It is very difficult to win. I know it was Jinichiro's first victory which he waited for so long, so I would like to congratulate him from my heart. But this will not be the end. There are 2 more tournaments left this year so I will make this week's experience worthwhile and win next chance that I get."

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