WILD COAST, September 03 – It was a blustery day at Wild Coast Sun Country Club on Wednesday, but Louis de Jager played sublime golf to begin the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung with a seven-under-par 63.
The wind increased throughout the day until gusts blew at up to 30 kilometres per hour, but De Jager knuckled down and carded 30 on his second nine for a four-shot lead.
“There are days when you play well and don’t score, but today I managed to pull it off. I’m in a good position and really enjoying this. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to having a go,” he said.
SCORES (RSA unless otherwise specified):
63 – Louis de Jager
67 – Stuart Smith (BOT), Jared Harvey
68 – James Kamte, PH McIntyre
69 – Shaun Norris, Neil Schietekat
70 – Bryce Bibby, Keenan Davidse, Heinrich Bruiners, Keith Horne
71 – Christiaan Basson, Jean Hugo, Matthew Carvell, Tyrone Ryan, Jaco Ahlers
72 – Eddie Taylor, Pieter Moolman, Francois Coetzee, Danie van Tonder, Warren Abery, Tyrone Mordt, Allan Versfeld, Mark Williams, CJ du Plessis, Titch Moore
73 – Shaun Smith, Oliver Bekker, Jacques Blaauw, Andre Cruse, Haydn Porteous, Colin Nel, Trevor Fisher Jnr, Michael Hollick, Ruan de Smidt
74 – Attie Schwartzel, Andrew McLardy, Ulrich van den Berg, Divan van den Heever, Jeff Inglis (ENG), Wallie Coetsee
75 – Daniel Greene, Le Roux Ferreira, Peter Karmis, Gideon Pienaar, Lyle Rowe, Grant Muller
76 – Torben Baumann (GER), Steven Ferreira, Anthony Michael, Justin Harding, Alex Haindl, Derick Petersen, Bryce Easton
77 – Charl Coetzee, JJ Senekal, Theunis Spangenberg, Vaughn Groenewald, Mark Murless, Doug McGuigan
78 – Andrew Curlewis, Drikus van der Walt, Nico van Rensburg
79 – Greg Bentley (ZIM), Chris Swanepoel, Lindani Ndwandwe
80 – Tyrone Ferreira, Jake Redman
82 – JG Claassen
86 – Ockie Strydom, Dean Burmester