Nikko Locastro and Valarie Jenkins are your 2010 Japan Open Champions
David Feldberg went into the final hole of the nine hole final round at Nasu Highlands Golf Club with a two throw lead over Nikko Locastro but threw his drive OB into a bunker and missed his par save putt while Nikko Locastro threw a beautiful hyzer drive to within 12 feet of the basket and calmly hit his birdie putt to send the tournament to a playoff. On the first playoff hole, Locastro pured his uphill drive to within 10 feet on the postage stamp sized green surrounded by OB while Feldberg hit the bunker left OB leaving Locastro with the playoff victory.
Val Jenkins entered the nine hole final with a commanding lead and easily cruised to her second straight Japan Open title. Mayu Nonaka of Japan played great golf all week to finish a distant second to Jenkins but well ahead of seasoned tour veterans Des Reading and Carrie Berlogar.
For additional information on the tournament visit http://JapanOpen.org