Wellington - Andrew Dodt, Nick Cullen, Jarryd Felton and Ben
Campbell mastered windy conditions to share a four-way lead at the Fiji
International on Thursday.
The wind was already strong when Australia's Dodt, Cullen
and Felton shot their five-under-par 67s in the morning, before New Zealander
Campbell matched them in even tougher conditions in the afternoon.
"That was not easy," said Dodt, 32, who is yet to
finish in the top 10 this European Tour season, and is seeking his first win
"It was very tough, very windy, you had to control your
ball, course management was a big factor. It was a really, really solid round.
"The last six months haven't been that great. I haven't
been able to put four rounds together, I've put rounds together here and there,
so today was a step in the right direction. That's one with three to go."
Four-time major-winner Ernie Els was level par after carding
four birdies and four bogeys, while home favourite Vijay Singh was struggling
at four over.