Japan's Golf 5 retail chain (which is probably way better than Golf Galaxy) kicks off its tournament on Friday at a company-owned course about 60 miles N/NE of Tokyo. TV on the weekend only...check YouTube for 1st hole streaming on Sat. and Sun. via this search:
SBS Golf will have the regular broadcast (Korea time):
In other news, two more locations are conducting Stage One of the JLPGA Pro Test this week. Yuka Saso is at one of them and opened with a 68, good for T-2. It appears her plans to join the U. of Georgia Bulldogs in 2020 are not set in stone.
Thanks to Shibuno-san, the final round attendance at the Nitori Ladies was 17,249, a new tournament record.
Yuka Saso is cruising along in her JLPGA Pro Test, 3rd place at -7. Amanda Tan of Singapore is tied for 1st at -8...she qualified for the 2019 HSBC Women's World Championship and finished 50 shots behind Sung Hung. Riri Sadoyama is T-20...she was low am in two JLPGA events in 2019.
Another Pro Test event was started on Wednesday. The only players in it that are vaguely familiar are Minami Levonowich (bombed out of LPGA q-school last month) and Cyd Okino (same class as Soobin Kim at U.-Wash.)...they are T-22 and T-55 respectively.
Yet another course will be the 5th and final site for Stage One Pro Test...don't know yet who is in that one.
UPDATE: The JLPGA Q-School process has been reduced from four stages to two stages. The first stage (three sites on Nov. 26-29) will include any player who finished within two shots of passing the third and final stage of the Pro Test (Nov. 5-8), along with numerous JLPGA bomb-outs, instructors and scrub pros. Obviously, the best finishers will get funneled into the second and final stage (Dec. 3-6), along with better JLPGAers looking to improve their tour status. Give a big high five to any amateur who gets a full privilege card in 2020, because she would have aced five straight tournaments to get there.