Geary Leads Denarau Golf

Top favourite Josh Geary is the overnight leader after round two of the Sheraton Classics 2022 which got underway at Denarau Golf Course yesterday.
10 Jun 2022 09:15
Geary Leads Denarau Golf
Fromleft: Josh Geary, Brad Heaven, Grant Smith and Gerald Peterson during day two of the Sheraton Classics 2022 at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Top favourite Josh Geary is the overnight leader after round two of the Sheraton Classics 2022 which got underway at Denarau Golf Course yesterday.

He is eleven under after he shot 66 on day one and 67 on day two respectively.

Greary is playing alongside Brad Heaven, Grant Smith and Gerald Peterson as a team.

“I mean it’s a long way, I’m only a couple of shots ahead of them,” he said.

“I had a good day yesterday (Wednesday) but today it was a bit frustrating but played okay. I didn’t score that great. So yeah, two more rounds left.”

“I started mastering three years ago. I mean, it’s obviously amazing weather and you know, we’re pretty lucky to stay in the resorts and sort of have a bit of a holiday as well as playing,” he added.

“It’s a good vibe, a bit more social, everyone’s kind of here enjoying themselves. So it’s less stressful and a little less intense than most tournaments, which is nice. I like that kind of vibe and playing and catching up with mates. It’s all very good fun.”

When this edition went to press yesterday, Team Red was playing at Natadola Bay Championship Golf course.

More than 200 golfers from Australia, New Zealand, US and Fiji converged on Denarau Island to participate at this event.

The International Pro-Am tournament is the largest in Fiji and the South Pacific that has been a resounding success over the years since its inception. It serves as a breeding ground for budding golfers.

The long-term partnership with organizers of the Event, Pacific Golf Management team in New Zealand contributes to the success of the annual weeklong tournament. Key support from Tourism Fiji and major sponsors such as Luxury Escapes and Sigatoka Electric including additional support from other local sponsors enable the organizing team to stage a premier golf event.

Pacific Golf Management managing director Richard Ellis said that this year’s event was a sell out and about 80 percent of players that played in previous years are back again this year.

“The Fiji event is always a draw card. We have the likes of Glen Joyner who won in the US on the Seniors Tour last week and is also part of the starting line-up. The next few days will be exciting to watch.”

Multi-Property Vice President for Marriott International Fiji & Samoa and General Manager Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Fiji Complex, Neeraj Chadha reiterated the importance of niche events such as Golf that targets an affluent segment in our key source markets of Australia and New Zealand.

“The visitor economy is stimulated with Events such as these and it is wonderful to see so many players back on our Championship Golf Course,” he said.



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