facebook
twitter
search
search

Kohki Idoki takes Senior PGA Championship in 2nd career start

May 26, 2013 at 7:32 PM

ST. LOUIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Kohki Idoki charged ahead after trailing by five strokes Sunday, coming away with the Senior PGA Championship title in just his second tour appearance.

The 51-year-old Japanese, a relative unknown on the Champions Tour circuit, sank a long birdie putt on the 17th en route to a sterling round of 6-under-par 65 at Bellerive Country Club.

He ended at 11-under-par 273, two strokes ahead of the field in notching his first-ever major championship.

Third-round leader Kenny Perry (72) was ahead by as many as three strokes Sunday but fell short in his bid for a third career title after carding a double-bogey on No. 5 and then stumbling to two more late bogeys.

He was joined in second place by Jay Haas (70) at 9-under 275.

Sole possession of fourth at minus-8 went to Mark O'Meara (65) while Kiyoshi Murota (67) took fifth at 7-under.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Bruins get Zac Rinaldo from Flyers for 2017 pick
Cleveland Indians rookie Anderson hurls gem against Tampa Bay Rays
Moreland, Gallo lead Texas Rangers in rout of Baltimore Orioles
Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds hold off Minnesota Twins
Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers rally past Philadelphia Phillies