Takumi Kobayashi wins the Japan Collegiate Championship
Takumi Kobayashi (Japan Golf Association Photo)
Takumi Kobayashi shot an overall 18-under to win the Japan Student Golf Championship.
The championship was held at Oyama Golf Club in Saihaku-gun, Tottori Prefecture. Takumi is a first-year student at Osaka Gakuin University.
Rintaro Nakano, a second-year student at Waseda University, finished one shot behind Kobayashi at 17-under.
Yuta Sugiura, a fourth-year student at Nihon University, who is ranked 1st in the Japan Amateur Golf Ranking, finished in third place and 2 shots behind Nakano at 15-under.
The turning point of the championship was on No. 17. Kobayashi recorded a birdie on this hole, and took a one-shot lead over Nakano.
This was Kobayashi's first appearance in the championship.
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