Daniel Pearce, from New Zealand , leads the Fiji International after the first round at a very windy Natadola Bay Golf Club.
Daniel carded a first round -6 under par 66, to lead the Fiji International on the first day in Fiji, by one shot.
Daniel was happy with a good round of golf, and a red-hot putter
“I holed a really nice putt on the first hole for birdie, which got the momentum in the right direction.”
“I managed to birdie 11 as well. I made a couple of good up-and-downs through the back nine to save par a couple of times and then I birdied the 17th and had a bit of a run through the front nine; the first four holes.”
“There was a lot of good golf. I didn’t quite finish it off how I’d like to but I’m pretty happy.”
“The putter was pretty hot today so I rolled in a few putts from all over the place, which was nice.”
Ben Campbell, New Zealand, and Daniel Valente, Australia share second place at -5 under following their opening rounds of 67.
Ben had a solid round, saying -5 under was OK;
“It was a solid round.”
“I thought anything under par today would be a great score. It wasn’t easy out there, that’s for sure.”
“So I’m really happy to get off to that kind of start. I think at most tournaments you’d take a five under first round anyway.”