Daniel Pearce leads the John Jones Steel Harewood Open
Pearce battled strong winds and difficult playing conditions to score a two under par round of 70.
Good driving and a reliable short game were the keys to his success, enabling him to have seven birdies. Pearce finished one stroke ahead of Leighton James, Pieter Zwart and amateur golfer Jordan Green. Full leaderboard scores are available in Tournament results
Feast of Golf this weekend 23 Oct 2014
NZ golf followers have plenty to keep an eye on over the next few days. Firstly, 10 New Zealanders spearheaded by Ryan Fox and Mark Brown will be tackling Jason Dufner, Victor Dubuisson, Eduardo Molinari, Charles Schwartzel & Co in the ISPS HANDA Perth International starting today. Over in Japan, David Smail and Michael Hendry play for $2.0million in the Bridgestone Open in Chiba Prefecture. Our three NZ PGA Tour players Tim Wilkinson, Danny Lee and Steven Alker tee it up in the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, and Lydia Ko features in the $US 2.0million Blue Bay LPGA Tour event on Hainan Island, a new tournament on the LPGA Tour.
NZ's top amateurs, including Tae Koh, Joshua Munn and Blair Riordan take part in the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne, where the winner gets a trip to the 2015 Masters. Last but not least, the Charles Tour John Jones Steel Harewood Open starts in Christchurch tomorrow, where there are many possible winners including Blair's brother Sean, who won the recent Heller & Friends Kaikoura Pro-Am.
Fire up the computer, switch on the TV, and enjoy!