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Important weekend ahead for Won Joon Lee

Lee is chasing his first victory anywhere
Former Sydney but now Korean based Won Joon Lee shares 3rd place through 36 holes of the Japan Golf Tour’s Tokai Classic in Nagoya, the 32 year old four shots behind the halfway leader and 31 time Japan Tour event winner Shingo Katayama.

Lee, who is currently 61st on the Japan Tour money list in 2018, capitalised on his opening round of 69 with a round of 68 today to at least open the door for a first Japan Tour victory in what is his 4th season in Japan.

Lee has yet to win an event on a recognised tour anywhere but he is a player good enough to have finished runner-up at the 2007 Australian Open and been several times runner-up in Japan and Web.Com Tour events.

Lee needs another good week to be assured of retaining his Japan Tour status for 2019 and it appears this week offers a great opportunity for him.

Katayama leads by three over Philippine golfer Juvic Pagunsan with Lee tied alongside last week’s winner Yuta Ikeda in a share of 3rd place another shot back.

Queensland’s Japan Tour rookie Anthony Quayle is the next best of the Australians in a share of 16th place, David Bransdon is 37th, Matthew Griffin 49th and New Zealander Michael Hendry 56th.

Brendan Jones, Scott Strange and Todd Sinnott missed the cut.

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