This one kicks off Friday. Ah Reum Hwang won a rain-shortened 36-hole version of this event last year ... same venue, Tomei CC, so you'll get some cool views of Mt. Fuji. As reported, Sky Kim and Jae Eun Chung will make their 2020 Japan debuts this week. Unfortunately, this may be a contributing factor on why The Leader of The Pack is not in the field. Japan's minor minor league is playing this week (Oct. 8-10), so maybe she'll get one of the open spots there.
The tournament website set up a YouTube account here:
Good start for Kotone Hori, but she needs to win. I don't know if that will be much help for getting her card. But it wouldn't hurt and help keep her Sponsor. Not to mention every one needs a little pocket money.
An oncoming typhoon (below) has cancelled Round Two. The plan is get in the final 18 holes on Sunday. The storm must be localized because the minor minor leagues has started its Saturday (final) round.
With this event shortened to 36 holes, they did a cut for the top-71 players after Round One. Some of the bigger names ejected were Ai Suzuki, Queen Shiho, Momoko Osato, Minami Katsu, Serena Aoki, Misuzu Narita and Sky Kim.
Forget about watching this one live from my neck of the woods. Will check YT tomorrow for any rogue replays.
SW Bae was -4 on her first nine holes and Sakura Koiwai was -3 on her first ten holes.