When play started during Friday's second day of competition at the 2014 Japan Open, echoes of 2010 were bellowing throughout the Nasu Highlands Golf Club, where defending champion Nikko Locastro and Dave Feldberg have again picked up where they left off four years ago. Feldberg's one-throw lead over Locastro had everyone shaking their heads, as if they were thinking, "Here we go again."
It was Locastro's dramatic sprint during the final four holes at the 2010 Japan Open that forced the sudden death playoff he won over Feldberg on the first hole. Seeming to have recompense on his mind, Feldberg held off the younger Missourian to go into today's 3rd and 4th rounds with a slim one-throw lead.
The first day of Japan Open 2014 is turning into night and the competitors have left the beautiful Nasu Highland Golf Course to enjoy the hospitality of Towa Pure Cottages. At the moment we have two highly experienced competitors and past Japan Open champions leading the tournament in their respective categories.
Defending champions David Feldberg and Valarie Jenkins lead the Japan Open after the first two rounds. The format for day one had both divisions playing one round on each of the Raijin and Fujin courses at Nasu Highlands golf club in Nasu-Shiobara Japan.