Team USA wins match in Tokyo


The United States won 18 of 24 points in the final round to defeat Japan 37-23 at the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship at Tokyo Golf Club. Team USA won eight and halved two of the day’s 12 matches.

Ryan Spears, who trailed by two shots with two holes to play, halved his match against Yoshihiro Kamei, as did Zack Sucher and Tomohiro Wakabayashi. The U.S. won the next four matches. Kevin O’Connell and Chris Wolfe went undefeated for the event.

The U.S. women – Jessica Yadloczky, Lizette Salas and Cydney Clanton – won their first three matches.

Team USA’s Sydnee Michaels (219) and O’Connell (208) were named the tournament’s women’s and men’s MVPs, respectively, after posting the lowest three-day stroke total.

Final results from the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, played at Tokyo Golf Club:

Final score: United States 37, Japan 23

Round 3

Ryan Spears (USA) halved Yoshihiro Kamie (Japan)
Zack Sucher (USA) halved Tomohiro Wakabayashi (Japan)
Kevin O’Connell (USA) def. Hiroki Nishida (Japan) 69-73 Chris Wolfe (USA) def. Daisuke Okabe (Japan) 72-73 Nick Bova (USA) def. Shunsuke Sonoda (Japan) 68-77 Andrew Putnam (USA) def. Hiroki Abe (Japan) 70-73 Yuki Usami (Japan) def. Brent Witcher (USA) 72-76 Sam Cyr (USA) def. Shintaro Kobayashi (Japan) 69-71 Jessica Yadloczky (USA) def. Nanae Shinzato (Japan) 71-80 Lizette Salas (USA) def. Yumi Takabayashi (Japan) 73-77 Cydney Clanton (USA) def. Kaori Azuma (Japan) 78-80 Hiroko Ayada (Japan) def. Sydnee Michaels (USA) 75-78
Round 2

Ryan Spears (USA) halved Shintaro Kobayashi (Japan) 70-70 Hiroki Abe (Japan) def. Sam Cyr (USA) 75-76 Kevin O’Connell (USA) defeated Hiroki Nishida (Japan) 72-74 Daisuke Okabe (Japan) def. Brent Witcher (USA) 70-71 Shunsuke Sonoda (Japan) def. Andrew Putnam (USA) 67-72 Chis Wolfe (USA) def. Yoshihiro Kamei (Japan) 75-78 Tomohiro Wakabayashi (Japan) def. Nick Bova (USA) 71-77 Zack Sucher (USA) halved Yuki Usami (Japan) 71-71 Jessica Yadloczky (USA) def. Hiroko Ayada (Japan) 75-79 Nanae Shinzato (Japan) def. Lizette Salas (USA) 75-77 Sydnee Michaels (USA) def. Kaori Azuma (Japan) 69-82 Cydney Clanton (USA) def. Yumi Takabayashi (Japan) 75-79
Round 1

O’Connell-Sucher (USA) def. Okabe-Kamei (Japan) 140-153 Witcher-Wolfe (USA) def. Abe-Nishida (Japan) 142-143 Usami-Sonoda (Japan) def. Bova-Spears (USA) 138-141 Cyr-Putnam (USA) halved Kobayashi-Wakabayshi (Japan) 146-146 Shinzato-Azuma (Japan) def. Michaels-Salas (USA) 145-147 Clanton-Yadloczky (USA) def. Takabayashi-Ayada (Japan) 146-151

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