Fiji Time: 12:32 AM on Sunday 21 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji International battles heat up

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, August 17, 2014

THERE is a two way Aussie tie going into the final round of the Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course today.

Yesterday, overnight leader Jake Higginbottom managed one under par 71 while Steven Jeffress carded three under par 69 to close day three at eight under par 208.

The duo hold a two shot lead from fellow country mate Andrew Dodt who is at six under par 210.

Jeffress goes into the final round with the advantage having played on the course many times.

He said his putting was back on track.

"I holed a nice one on the tenth from about 45 foot and holed a nice par putt on the 14th from 15 foot across the slope, so it is really good putting just getting the ball in the holes," Jeffress said.

"I have played here a lot and have a bit of local knowledge. I have a mate on the bag, Noks who works here at the club and he has helped me read some greens."

Higginbottom who won the New Zealand Open in 2012 as an amateur said he was excited to be at the top of the leader board going into the final round.

"We always want to be in contention going into the final round," Higginbottom said.

"It will be great if I can get a victory but it is still a long way to go. Around this course anything happens. But a win will open up new doors."

The final round will start at 6.55am. Vijay Singh will tee off at 9.25am with Stephen Dartnall and Michael Wright.

Jeffress, Higginbottom and Dodt will tee off at 10.20am.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man down, Fiji wins
  2. Kuridranis celebrate
  3. Fuel drop
  4. Performance to be monitored
  5. $530k bonus payout
  6. More rain as police issue stern warning
  7. Proud achievement for duo
  8. Huge relief for mother of two
  9. Vunisa scores lifetime try
  10. Arfa's last game

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)