Former Sydney golfer, Won Joon Lee, is the best of the Australians at the halfway mark of the Japan Tour’s Tokai Classic in Nagoya, the 33 year old adding a second round of 69 to his opening 70 to be three shots from the lead held by the ever present Shugo Imahira and  Mikumu Horikawa.

Lee has yet to win in five years on the Japan Tour and now five years into his Japan Tour career he will be keen to finally convert several near misses to victory.

Lee is currently 33rd on the Japan Tour money list for 2019 and is therefore clear of any real concern about retaining his status for next season but he will be keen to take advantage of this improved showing.

Brad Kennedy is 31st, Dylan Perry 41st and New Zealander Michael Hendry 52nd.

Lee has won only one event on a recognised tour in his career to date, that victory coming in Korea earlier this year but this week might well offer the chance for the talented Koren born golfer to finally get across the line in Japan.

Joint leader, Imahira, has been a standout on the Japan Tour in recent times and in fact this year is currently in 2nd place on the money list there.