Japan Tour play halted as typhoon nears
BY Bruce Young | 30 Aug 2013
The Vana H Cup KBC Augusta event on the Japan Golf Tour has been disrupted by rain on day two and appears set for even further disruption over the weekend with a typhoon expected to hit the Fukuoka region in southern Japan over the next day or so.
Heavy rain meant play was halted in round two with only half or so of the field having commenced round two and none having completed 36 holes.
Still leaders after their opening rounds of 67 are Yuki Inamori and Sung Joon Park, the pair one ahead of a large group including Australian Kurt Barnes.
Barnes is currently in 120th position on the money list having missed his last four cuts and needs to get things headed in the right direction if he is to keep his hopes alive of a return to the Japan Tour in 2014. There are still plenty of tournaments to play before season end but this is an encouraging start to the event.
New Zealander Michael Hendry is the next best of the Australasians at one under and four from the lead while Aaron Townsend is one further back.