Pre- Tournament favourite Josh Geary showed his class today with an error free round of 63 to be tied for the lead with local player Jordan Loof. Jordan turned professional in January this year and the Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open is his first Charles Tour event playing for money. Geary and Loof are only one stroke ahead of James Anstiss and Chang Gi Lee on 64 and close behind on 65 were Jordan Woodall and previous winner of this event  Gareth Paddison. With 36 players on par or better it looks as if it will be a very competitive week.