Kazuki Higa leads by three shots over one of the Japan Tour’s most prolific winners in the last two years or so, Shugo Imahira, and New Zealander, Michael Hendry, who is in contention for the first time since the Mizuno Open 15 months ago where he finished runner-up
Hendry’s only win on the Japan Tour came nearly four and a half years ago when successful at the season-opening Token Homemate Cup in 2015 but he has been runner-up on four occasions since including in this event in 2016.
Brad Kennedy heads the Australians in a share of 12th place and six shots behind Hendry.
24-year-old Higa is in just his second season on the Japan Tour but he has already displayed considerable promise with several top tens in that time and tomorrow he gets the chance to break through for his first win.
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