Hiroyuki Fujita held off a final-day charge from Toru Taniguchi to land the Nippon Series JT Cup.
The overnight leader began the final round with a three-shot advantage but found himself trailing Taniguchi by two shots coming down the 16th fairway after the latter fired a blistering nine-under 61.
However, Fujita birdied the 16th and eagled the 17th to finish on 15 under par as the 41-year-old pipped his rival to the Japanese Golf Tour’s final event of the season by a shot with a final a 66 that also saw him save par from a greenside bunker at the last.
Brendan Jones finished third on 12 under par and Tetsuji Hiratsuka fourth on 11 under. South Korean Kim Kyung-tae finished top of the money list after coming in joint-fifth with Yuta Ikeda.