European Tour Player Josh Geary and Brad Shilton are tied for the lead after the first round of the Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open. Geary had an impressive ten birdies in his round which was offset by four bogies. Brad Shilton was consistent with a six birdie, bogey free round. Six time Jennian Homes Charles Tour winner Mike Hendry and Harry Bateman are close behind on 65 with Dan Pearce, veteran Richard Lee and amateur Kevin Koong all on 66