Curtis Finishes Distant Second

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GOTEMBA, Japan -- British Open champion Ben Curtis was runner-up at the Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, finishing six strokes behind winner Kiyoshi Murota of Japan.
 
Curtis closed with a 1-over-par 73 for a total of 10-under 278. He shared second with Japan's Hiroyuki Fujita and South Korea's Kim Jong-duk.
 
Murota had a 73 for a 272 in winning his sixth career title. He shot a course-record 10-under 62 Saturday.
 
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