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Jones makes British Open with win in Japan

Sunday - 6/30/2013, 10:16am  ET

Australia's Brendan Jones poses with the trophy for photographers after winning the Mizuno Open golf tournament at the Setonaikai Golf Club in Kasaoka, western Japan, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Jones finished at 19-under 269 to earn a spot in the field for the British Open. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

KASAOKA, Japan (AP) -- Australia's Brendan Jones shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and earn a spot in the field for the British Open.

The 38-year-old Jones, who started the final round with a two-stroke lead over South Korea's Kim Tae-kyung, eagled the par-5 No. 6 at the Setonaikai Golf Club and added five birdies against three bogeys to finish at 19-under 269.

Kim finished three strokes back in second after a 69.

Jones collected $221,000 for his first win in Japan since winning the Sun Chlorella Classic in July 2012. Makoto Inoue was third, six strokes off the pace after a 68.

With his 13th win on the Japan tour, Jones reached $8.5 million in total earnings to surpass American David Ishii as the leading non-Japanese money winner on the tour.


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