Donald makes successful defence in Japan

11/24/2013 6:00:00 AM
Luke Donald   (Getty Images)
Luke Donald (Getty Images)

England’s Luke Donald successfully defended the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan with a six-stroke winning margin.

Donald, who won the title by five a year ago, carded a five under par 66 at Phoenix Country Club for a winning 14 under par total of 270 with Korean Hyung-Sung Kim second.

Five birdies in the first 11 holes gave Donald a comfortable advantage and he matched the two bogeys he made on the closing stretch with two birdies as he strode to victory.