Japan Golf Tour rookie Dylan Perry has ridden a hot putter to a top-25 finish to lead the Aussies home at the Fujisankei Classic at the Fujizakura Country Club in Yamanashi.

Dylan PerryA back nine that included three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 17th saw Perry go into the weekend tied for 13th but he dropped back into the pack in the third round, his fortunes changing with a second nine of 40 and 17 putts.

But whatever he said to his putter on Saturday night worked a treat as the 24-year-old one-putted 11 greens and chipped in for birdie at the 17th, needing a total of just 23 putts across 18 holes to shoot 2-under 69 and move up 13 places into a tie for 24th.

Perry has now moved inside the top 60 on the Japan Golf Tour moneylist and in good position to retain his card for 2020.

Kiwi Michael Hendry finished three shots behind Perry in a tie for 32nd, Brendan Jones completed a consistent week to be tied for 40th while Matthew Griffin bounced back from a third round 76 – where he dropped five shots in his first three holes – with a final round of 3-under 68 to move into a tie for 50th alongside Won Joon Lee.

Ultimate Golf Experience

Japan Golf Tour
Fujisankei Classic
Fujizakura Country Club, Yamanashi
T24 Dylan Perry 71-68-74-69—282 ¥968,000
T32 Michael Hendry 73-67-72-73—285 ¥606,375
T40 Brendan Jones 69-72-72-73—286 ¥451,000
T50 Won Joon Lee 72-72-73-71—288 ¥286,880
T50 Matthew Griffin 73-71-76-68—288 ¥286,880
MC David Bransdon 72-73—145  
MC Anthony Quayle 72-76—148