Charles Wright and Campbell Rawson have fired rounds of 7-under 65 to lead after round one of the 2015 Tahiti International.

Charles WrightBoth are playing the event for the first time and Wright said it has been a great way to start his campaign.

"It's a really strong field and I knew that I would need to play well to have any chance to win," said Wright.

"The course played really well today and there were plenty of opportunities to make birdies," added the 24-year-old.

Wright carded seven birdies which included four in a row on his way to a front nine 5-under the card on the Atimaono layout located about 45 minutes drive from the capital city of Papeete.

Rawson who hails from New Zealand posted seven birdies; the blemish free round sees the youngster ahead of a chasing pack which includes Brad McIntosh who posted a 6-under- 66.

Other notable rounds included a five-under 67 from New Zealand's Daniel Pearce and a 3-under 69 from recent SIFA Samoa Open champion Mitchell A. Brown.

Round two begins with a 9:00am shotgun start.

The tournament will be streamed live with access via the tournament page