Campbell and Choat lead Invest Samoa Golf Open

Australian Professionals Andrew Campbell and Anthony Choat share the lead after round one of the Invest Samoa Open having fired opening rounds of seven-under par 65’s. 

The pair had near identical cards, recording nine birdies each for the round and both coming home with five under-par back nines.

Multiple former winner of the Invest Samoa Open Peter Wilson finds himself well in contention with a six-under par 66 highlighted by an eagle on his first hole of the tournament. 

One shot further back on five-under par is the 2018 Invest Samoa Open runner-up Michael Wright and Scott Laycock. 

The leading amateur is 15 year old Jayden Ford of the Wellington Samoa Junior Golf Academy, a further shot behind at four-under par.

Defending champion Alex Edge sits 15th after shooting a one-under par 71.

In the Samoa Senior Open, 2017 Champion Brad Burns holds a commanding lead after opening with a round of 66 to lead the Legends Tournament by three strokes. 

In second position are Victorian Professionals Michael Harwood, Bryan Wearne and Glenn Joyner.

SGI Tournament Director Sam Sesega was pleased with the results from day one with a number of local amateurs finishing prominently. 

“ Those contending for the Pacific Games teams are performing very well, both men and women. It should be an exciting three days.”

Prominent amateur results included Samu Ropati (69), Lio Vui (69), Niko Vui (70), Robert Faaainga (70), and Faith Vui (71) and Olive Tapu (71) in the women’s category  The Golf Open is the final trial for the Pacific Games with the team being announced at the conclusion of the Tournament. 

The second round continues tomorrow with players teeing off from 8:30am.


2019 Samoa Open Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series round one leaderboard

Position

Player

Nationality

Total

+/-

1

Anthony Choat

AUS

65

-7


Andrew Campbell

AUS

65

-7

3

Peter Wilson

AUS

66

-6

4

Scott Laycock

AUS

67

-5


Michael Wright

AUS

67

-5

6

Jayden Ford (amateur)

NZL

68

-4


Edward Stedman

AUS

68

-4

8

Samu Ropati (amateur)

SAM

69

-3


Lio Vui (amateur)

SAM

69

-3

10

Martin Dive

AUS

70

-2


Niko Vui (amateur)

SAM

70

-2


Robert Faaaliga (amateur)

SAM

70

-2


Malese Maifea

SAM

70

-2

10

Dylan Benoit (amateur)

FRA

70

-2

15

Alex Edge

AUS

71

-1


Andre Stolz

AUS

71

-1

17

Al Apisaloma-Taeleipu (amateur)

SAM

72

Par


Timoteo Samau (amateur)

SAM

72

Par

19

Thomas Punnett

AUS

73

+1


Patrick Joseph

AUS

73

+1

21

Zachary Churcher

AUS

74

+2


Morgan Dufour (amateur)

FRA

74

+2

23

Dane McArdle

AUS

75

+3

24

Guillame Castaguee (amateur)

FRA

76

+4


Van Wright (amateur)

SAM

76

+4

26

Grant Binns

AUS

77

+5


Laki Peti (amateur)

SAM

77

+5

28

Adrian Lees

AUS

78

+6

29

Dominique Ricaud

FRA

80

+8

30

Rhett McIvor

AUS

82

+10


2019 Invest Samoa Open Ladbrokes PGA Legends Tour round one leaderboard

Position

Player

Nationality

Total

+/-

1

Brad Burns

AUS

66

-6

2

Glen Joyner

AUS

69

-3


Bryan Wearne

AUS

69

-3


Michael Harwood

AUS

69

-3

5

Tim Elliot

AUS

70

-2

6

Michael Holden

AUS

71

-1


Mark McFadden

AUS

71

-1


Richard Backwell

AUS

71

-1


David Fearns

AUS

71

-1


Steven Aisbett

AUS

71

-1

11

Mark Tickle

AUS

72

Par

12

Dean Sipson

NZL

73

+1


Tomas Mezera

AUS

73

+1


Donald Edwards

AUS

73

+1


John Kirchner

AUS

73

+1


Bryce Mawhinney

NZL

73

+1


Robert McConnell

AUS

73

+1


Gregory Rix

AUS

73

+1

19

Corey Keil (amateur)

SAM

74

+2


Richard Beer

AUS

74

+2

21

Brad Cumming

AUS

76

+4

22

Stephen Woodhead

AUS

78

+6


Michael Kapisi (amateur)

SAM

78

+6


Samoa Unoi (amateur)

SAM

78

+6

25

Denis Brosnan

AUS

79

+7


Andy Dakers

AUS

79

+7


Steve Treisman

AUS

79

+7

28

Gary Vui (amateur)

SAM

80

+8

29

Laauli Tui

SAM

81

+9

30

Leiautaua Isikuki Punivalu (amateur)

SAM

82

+10

31

Gary Wheatley

AUS

83

+11

32

Wayne Rogers

AUS

84

+12

33

Stephen Boswell

AUS

86

+14

34

Tuuu Amaramo (amateur)

SAM

87

+15

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