2010/11/15

Japan Grand Senior Open Championship - Uniden Classic

Katsunari Takahashi


Although we have been hit by a quite strong wind, both tournament days for the Uniden Classic, Nov 9th and 10th were fairly sunny.
Knickerbockers worn by the professional players were very well received, and in spite of the tournament days being weekdays, approx. 250 spectators came to watch the grand seniors play.
This tournament being a charity tournament, total 2,629,368 JPY was collected for charity and given to children in Vietnam and homes for senior citizens in Ito city.

The winner of the tournament was Katsunari Takahashi, finished even par, had a hole-in-one at the 5th hole, overwhelming 9 strokes lead over second placed Yukio Noguchi, and received 3,000,000 JPY prize money.

The tournament ended successfully with cooperation of PGA staffs, local volunteers, and Uniden staffs. Taking this tournament as a stepping stone, we would like to support future events for the Grand Seniors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who supported the Uniden Classic.

Tournament result:
Total number of players 67(Pro: 40,Amateur: 27)Course: 6,394 yards / Par 71
Winner 142(0) Katsunari Takahashi
2 151(+9) Yukio Noguchi
3T 152(+10)
152(+10)
152(+10)
Seiji Ebihara
Kenjiro Iwama
Akira Yabe
6T 153(+11)
153(+11)
Toru Nakayama
Toru Nakamura
8 154(+10) Noboru Sugai
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