Thursday, 17 August 2017
Gavin Green  (Getty Images)
Gavin Green (Getty Images)
New Zealand's Daniel Pearce held a one shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International thanks to a brilliant burst of scoring around the turn.

Here, we take a look at what some of the chasing pack had to say after their opening rounds.

Daniel Valente (67, -5)

"It was actually nice to finish just before the dark. It's a real test of golf here. Normally in Australia if you play early you get the better of the conditions but it's still probably going to be blowing a gale in the morning so you've just got to be ready for the battle."

Gavin Green (68, -4)

"It's nice to be in Fiji, we get to meet a lot of different people. If the wind keeps blowing like this, I am not going to change my game plan at all. I will stick to the same game plan and focus on making as many pars and birdies as possible."

Austin Connelly (69, -3)

"I got off to a good start. I started on hole ten which was really difficult, just straight into the wind so I got through that hole and made par. I made a nice putt for birdie on 12 and then dropped a quick shot on the next but overall I had a nice stretch of golf in the middle of my round. Eagle, par, birdie, birdie, birdie in the middle, it’s pretty nice."

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1NORRIS, JasonAUS18-14
T2JANEWATTANANOND, JazzTHA18-10
T2MCKENZIE, DavidAUS18-10
T2MARCHESANI, JamesAUS18-10
T5BLAND, AdamAUS18-9
T5PEARCE, DanielNZL18-9

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