NATADOLA BAY, Fiji – Scott Hend shot a 6-under 66 Friday to move into a four-way share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International. The 44-year-old Australian was level with first-round leader Daniel Pearce of New Zealand, who shot 71, and Australia’s Jason Norris and Malaysia’s Gavin Green (69 each), all with 7-under par totals of 137 on the ocean-side Natadola Bay course. The leading group had a two-stroke advantage over Australians Adam Bland, David McKenzie and Peter Wilson, who shot 71s. Full-field scores from the Fiji International Three former U.S. Masters champions easily made the cut. Angel Cabrera had 69 and was at 3 under, four strokes behind. Mike Weir (71) and hometown favorite Vijay Singh (72) were at 1 under in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia, European and Asian tours.
RelatedSHORT TERM RENTAL TAX: City of South Padre Island City Ordinance No.15-03 FAQTo download the Short Term Rental tax registration form, click here. Special to the PRESS What constitutes a Short Term Rental? Short term rentals are residential dwellings; single family residence, apartment, residential condo, or other residential real estate rented for less than 30 days. When can I register? The on-line…May 1, 2015In “News”Deadline for HOT tax registration approachesBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The City of South Padre Island wants property owners to know that the deadline to register their properties in compliance with the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT tax) is fast approaching. City Ordinance No. 15-03 went into effect June 15, but the final deadline…June 26, 2015In “News”HOT tax ordinance showing positive resultsSpecial to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), Ordinance 15-03 is on pace to exceed revenue projections predicted when it was passed in March. The ordinance went into effect on June 1st and since being implemented on June 1st, 160 property owners have registered…November 29, 2015In “News” Share Special to the PRESSCity of South Padre Island Ordinance No. 15-‐03 (Short Term Rental Permit) will go intoeffect June 15, 2015 and a final deadline of July 1, 2015 to be compliant.South Padre Island, TX – June 3, 2015: Three training workshops were held andOrdinance 15-‐03 notifications have been included in City issued newsletters and socialmedia outlets, in addition to local realtors and title companies. In anticipation of the July1 deadline, City of South Padre Island staff will be notifying by mail and/or e-‐mail any property owners who are advertising their rental units without charging Hotel Occupancy Tax. Properties must be registered with the State of Texas Comptroller and MuniServices, as well as acquire their City of South Padre Island Short Term Rental Permit in order to comply with Ordinance No. 15-‐03. Staff will now focus on working with homeowners’ associations, property management groups and realtors.The Short Term Rental Permit number must be posted on all advertising. In addition to theenforcement and collection of Hotel Occupancy Tax, the ordinance is intended to bring credibility to the rental marketplace by deterring fraudulent listings, and to assist City authorities in enforcing our quality of life ordinances: noise, disturbance and fire code occupancy. Additional information and online registration is available at http://myspi.org/hottax. The final compliance date is July 1, 2015. For questions on how you can register your unit you may call Nancy Botello: (956) 761-‐8382 or Email: [email protected] the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.