Queensland’s Brad Kennedy is in a share of 3rd place and three from the lead at the halfway stage of the Heiwa PGM Championship on Okinawa in Southern Japan.

Kennedy, who has recorded top ten finishes in each of his last two events on the Japan Golf Tour, shared the lead after his opening round of 66 but although he could only add a round of 69 today he remains within striking distance of the leader, Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe.

Kennedy shares third place with Ho-Sung Choi and Japan’s hottest player in 2019, Shugo Imahira, who appears the player for all the beat over the weekend.

Kennedy is currently in 29th place on the Japan Tour’s money list for 2019.

Australian rookie Dylan Perry, currently in 66th place on the Japan Tour Order of Merit, is tied for 7th at 5 under and two behind Kennedy.

Won Joon Lee was the other Australian to make the cut when he finished his opening 36 holes in a share of 32nd place.

Brendan Jones and Adam Bland missed the weekend by one shot.

27-year old Vincent is in his first season on the Japan Tour and although yet to win he has four top tens to date.

He did win on the Japan Challenge Tour earlier this season and is clearly a player good enough to win at the higher level.