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Ishikawa Shoots Record 58 With Srixon Z-STAR™Ball to Win Japan Tour Title


Srixon Sports,a world leader in golf club and golf ball technology,congratulates Ryo Ishikawa,who shot a 12-under 58 –the lowest score ever on a major tour – to win The Crowns on Sunday for his seventh Japan Golf Tour (JGTO) title.The 18-year-old sensation had a total of 12 birdies in a bogey-free round on the par-70, 6,545-yard Nagoya Golf Club course. Ishikawa began his final round 6 strokes behind the tournament leader but birdied nine of first 11 holes to win the event at 13-under 267.

"I got off to a good start for the first time in four rounds, so I told myself not to give up for the title until the end," said Ishikawa. "To my surprise, I found myself making this many birdies. I was in a calm mental state for all 58 strokes."


Born on September 17, 1991, Ishikawa became the youngest winner of a men's tournament on the JGTO by winning the 2007 Munsingwear Open KSB Cup, at the age of 15 years and 8 months. Ishikawa turned professional in 2008 and won his second tournament on the JGTO, the minavi ABC Championship. By the end of the 2008 season, Ishikawa had become the youngest player to reach the top 100 of the Official Golf Rankings. With a total of four wins on the JGTO in 2009, Ishikawa became the youngest player to reach the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. As the top-ranked Japanese player in the World Rankings, Ishikawa finished the 2009 season atop the JGTO money list with earnings in excess of 180 million yen ($1.9 million) and at the 2009 JGTO awards, Ishikawa earned a total of 9 awards, including top money earner, JGTO MVP, best scoring average (69.93), best putting average (1.724), as well as highest number of birdies (4.42) on the JGTO.

At The Crowns, Ishikawa played a SrixonŽZ-STAR™XVgolf ball and earned a total of $255,000 for his first victory of the 2010 season.


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