So after missing the pre q I was resigned to playing in the Challenge Tour event up here starting Thursday also at a different course. However the Tour has some strange rules etc and I found myself 2nd alternate for the main event also. After 2 days of waiting to see if anyone was going to withdraw, I reached decision time. I had to register for the Challenge event by 5pm today but in doing so I was forfeiting my chance to play the main tour event should a place open up. It was a tough decision but when the guy in the number 1 place decided to play the challenge event I was bumped up to first alternate....aghhhh.....what to do. In the end I decided to risk it and stay on the list hoping for a game tomorrow. A long shot but I am in Japan to play the main tour and felt my gut telling me to go that way. Anyway the decision has been done now and I will live with the outcome regardless.
So tomorrow is a day of going to the course early and waiting to see if I get my chance. Fingers crossed. I will add some photos from the Challenge course I played today, a Seve Ballesteros design course which was very impressive. It was more like the traditional Japan courses up in the hills, a great layout with some very demanding holes. Have a look at the photos and see what you think!! Say your prayers for me for tomorrow!!