NATADOLA BAY, Fiji (AP) — New Zealand’s Daniel Pearce shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the wind-swept Fiji International.
Compatriot Ben Campbell and Australian Daniel Valente shared second place on the Natadola Bay course at Sigatoka.
Gavin Green of Malaysia was among four golfers tied for fourth with 68s.
Local favorite Vijay Singh was five strokes behind after a 71, while fellow former Masters champions Angel Cabrera and Mike Weir shot 72s in the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour event.
Defending champion Brandt Snedeker, who won last year’s tournament by nine strokes, withdrew with a sternum injury after missing last week’s U.S. PGA Championship.