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Dartnall says things to get tougher

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, August 15, 2014

FORMER world amateur number one Stephen Dartnall expects things to get tougher when he tees off during today's afternoon session at the Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

Dartnall is in a tie at the top of the leader board with Rhein Gibson, Jason Scrivener, Minghao Wang, Andrew Dodt, David Mckenzie and Jake Higginbottom.

Starting on the back nine, Dartnall led the morning field at five under and was bogey free until the final hole.

However he carded five on the par four hole number nine to finish with four under par. Playing in the country for the first time, Dartnall said they were lucky to play in pleasant conditions yesterday.

"The lack of wind out there was perfect," he said.

"I putted really well but I missed a few greens and got it up and down. It wasn't anything flashy out there. I did the damage control when it was needed and made pars when there was an opportunity."

Dartnall became a professional golfer in 2007. He rated the course as sensational.

"The speed of the greens and everything is fantastic. I played in these sorts of greens in Florida and I love them. There isn't much spike in them and the ball rolls. I will try and take more of a relax attitude in the next round and not try to think too much. Just hit the shots and move on," Dartnall said.

"There are still 54 holes to go. The idea is just to stick to the game plan until Sunday and then see what happens."

The second round tees off at 6.35am.








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