The 50th edition of this event will kick off Friday. It was called Munsingwear for the last few years, but that brand is a subset of Descente Ltd., which also has the Descente and Le Coq Golf brands. I assume the loopers will still wear the belted red Munsingwear jumpsuits. Descente player Dr. Noh is in this one.
Sunday's round will be here at 4:05 PM (Japan time):
SBS Golf might have, but they haven't posted its sked for this week yet.
Some trivia: Sandra Palmer won the first Tokai Classic in 1970...a two-round event with a field of 20! She shot 154, +6 on a par-74 course, winning ¥360,000 (only the top five players were paid). It appears that the first 24 versions of this tournament were co-ed. The tournament website has little pics of every winner:
The first hole will be streamed LIVE starting at 7 AM (Japan time) on Saturday and Sunday...check YouTube.
Dr. Noh will tee off at #10 at 9:25 AM on Friday with Mao Nozawa and Minami Hiruta...hmm, I would NOT call this a red carpet roll out for the LPGA's next superstar...of course, a low score on Friday will put her with the JLPGA 'A' list later on Saturday morning at the first hole.
Meanwhile, super am Yuka Yasuda gets Bo Mee Lee and Yui Kawamoto, while Hinako Shibuno gets Hina Arakaki and Erika Hara.
There are numerous "LIVE" broadcasts of Round Two on YouTube now, but they appear to be just replays of the action at the 1st hole. A lot of good scoring by the players who started on the front nine...the cut line of Even just changed to -1.
Sharon picked up a stroke starting on the back nine and is Even overall.
Dr. Noh also picked up a stroke starting on the back nine and is +1 overall.
Here's a 2.5-hour video of Round Two range work and interviews from the Descente party and Round One. The broadcasters discover "Noh-san" at 16:43, which includes her post-Round One interview...this segment ran for about four minutes. Regarding her explanation for going OB on a par-5, it's probably good she cut off that sentence, "I think I need a ... " Hmm, what would that be, a new caddie?! They returned to her at 34:19 when she was hitting drivers...the guys seem to like what they saw.
The above link just kicked off a stream of the practice areas prior to Round Three...Shibuno is hitting chips. It runs from 6:30 AM to 9 AM (Japan time)...perhaps they'll switch over to the 1st tee when the first group tees off at 7:20 AM.
The same site will have another stream later ... don't know the times yet.
Now they're following Shibuno to the driving range...now they changed cameras...still walking to the range. Now she found her spot on the range...swinging her weighted bat left-handed. Momoko Ueda is on one side and an unknown Srixon/Le Coq player is on the other. Now they're showing her interview after Round Two. It says on the JLPGA website that they brought in extra shuttle buses for this event...I think I know why.