LAUCALA Island-based Paul James holds a one stroke lead going into the second round of the 2013 Coastal Rental Nadi Open Championship at the Nadi Golf Club today.
James, a former member of the club, carded even par 70 in the first 18 holes yesterday.
He is ahead of young Barroon Hussain who scored 71. Olaf Allen Junior and Anuresh Chandra are tied with 73. Abid Hussain scored 74, while Roneel Prakash scored 76.
Nadi Airport Golf Club captain Doctor Abdul Gani said the B and C grades would start today.
He said golfers from Australia and New Zealand would be competing.
"The heat will be a factor during the day," Dr Gani said.
"The course is in top condition. The final round will be played on Sunday."
The second round will tee-off at 7.30am.