Golf

Coetzee shoots course record

2012-11-17 17:31
George Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - George Coetzee made nine birdies and an eagle on his way to a course record nine-under par 63 in the third round of the South African Open at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Gauteng.

Coetzee started the day at four under, and despite two bogies in a scorecard which included just six pars, he was well-placed on 13 under for a Sunday assault, in the co-sanctioned European and Sunshine Tour event.

Coetzee finished his round while the leading group had several holes left to play. Swede Henrik Stenson was leading on 15 under and playing partner Merrick Bremner on 11 under, with four holes left to play.

Coetzee began his round with two birdies in a row starting on the first. On the par-four fourth, he made eagle by holing his approach from the fairway.

“Even after four holes today I still didn't really starting thinking about the number that I could shoot,” said Coetzee after his round.

“I just gave it the best I could. Luckily enough for me I did get the birdies I needed.”

Coetzee attributed his record score to maintaining his focus better than he has in the past.

“I've been working very hard on keeping myself in the present and not worrying about the results and what you can get if you birdie every single coming hole," he said.

"That kind of thing hasn't worked for me in the past and I'm sure it will never work in the future.

"Even though I made that bogey I felt I handled it a lot better and just waited for my opportunities.”

Read more on:    sa open  |  george coetzee  |  golf
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.