Scott Vincent gets top 10 finish in Japan PGA Championship

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Zimbabwe golf star Scott Vincent made a solid return on the Japan Golf Tour after sealing a top 10 finish in the Japan PGA Championship in the Japanese city of Shizuoka on Sunday.

Vincent rounded off a fruitful week with a closing two-under-par 69 at the Grand Fields Country Club to settle for a four-way tie for seventh position in one of the tour’s four major championships.

The Zimbabwean Olympian recovered from a double-bogey six on the par-four third by making birdies on the fifth, 12th, 13th and 16th for a solid 69 which took his tournament total to seven-under-par-277.

Japan’s Mirai Horikawa claimed the coveted title on a total of 15-under-par-269 to finish three shots clear of his compatriot Naoyuki Kataoka.

Meanwhile, Vincent was making his first appearance on the Japan Golf Tour since winning the Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open on May 29 which earned him a berth at the 150th Open Championship.

He followed up the win in Japan by clinching the International Series England on the Asian Tour, the following weekend and has been a regular feature in the star-studded LIV Golf Invitational Series since then.

The 30-year-old Zimbabwean star now has five professional wins. Last year, Vincent represented Zimbabwe in the Tokyo Olympics, finishing tied for 16th in the men’s golf competition.

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